Ranking the top 5 Jaguars running backs of all-time

Number 1 is an obvious answer, but how about the rest?
Jacksonville Jaguars, Fred Taylor
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1. Fred Taylor

Any Jaguars fan could have told you, easily, that Fred Taylor is the team's all-time leading rusher and by far the best running back in team history. Spending 11 years in Jacksonville, Taylor wound up rushing for 11,695 yards during his NFL career (11,271 with the Jaguars).

Not only is Taylor the team's all-time leading rusher, but he checks in at no. 17 on the NFL's list overall, sitting just behind Thurman Thomas and right ahead of Steven Jackson.

During his tenure with the Jaguars, Taylor topped 1,000 rushing yards on seven occasions. Because of the Jaguars' lack of success, Taylor would go down as one of the least-appreciated and most underrated running backs the league has ever seen. Somehow, he only made a single Pro Bowl during his career, never getting an All Pro nod either.

His best year came back in 2003 when Taylor rushed for 1,572 yards on a whopping 345 carries. That was the only time in his career when Taylor was given over 300 totes. He also added 48 receptions for 370 yards to go with his rushing performance, amassing over 1,940 yards from scrimmage that season.

At this point, Taylor has been eligible for the Hall of Fame for a while now. Every back ahead of him, aside from Frank Gore and Adrian Peterson (not yet eligible) are in the Hall. So, it's only right that the Jaguars legend gets the respect he deserves, eventually.

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