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by chenyan94 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:06 am

Week 4 Pro Football Focus insights: Focus is charting everything when it comes to the NFL in 2018 and that includes the preseason — where backups again excelled against their competition.So who was the cream of the crop in the preseason finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Let’s check in with Pro Football Focus:OffenseWide receiver Montay Crockett was targeted five times in the win against the Buccaneers. Three of these targets were 20 or more yards downfield Womens A. J. Cann Jersey , His 70 receiving yards on deep passes ranked third among wide receivers in the fourth week of preseason.Backup running back Brandon Wilds was elusive when running the ball. His three forced missed tackles while running the ball was tied for the fifth most by a runner this week, his elusive rating of 86.2 also ranked fifth.DefenseRookie interior defensive lineman Lyndon Johnson was stout against the run with three stops on just 14 run snaps. His run stop percentage of 21.4 ranked fourth among interior defenders this week.Cornerback Dee Delaney gave up a passer rating of zero when targeted against the Buccaneers. He was targeted four times and only gave up one reception for eight yardsWho else stood out to you from the preseason finale? Let us know in the comments below!How does Leonard Fournette’s rookie year stack up against Jaguars greats? When the Jacksonville Jaguars selected running back Leonard Fournette with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Tom Coughlin grabbed the war room telephone from Doug Marrone and delivered one simple message to the collegiate dynamo.Overwhelmed by the euphoria of draft day, Fournette likely didn’t immediately digest that he would be the next stallion in a pedigree stable of franchise running backs in Duval. While the Jacksonville Jaguars have had their crests and troughs in the win-loss department since their inaugural 1995 season, the ability to run the football has always been their blueprint for building their offensive identity throughout the decades.From Fred Taylor currently standing 17th in all-time rushing (11,695 yards) to Maurice Jones-Drew winning the rushing crown in 2011 (1,606 yards) Womens Keelan Cole Jersey , running backs have long been the fulcrum of Jaguars football. So how did Fournette’s rookie year compare to the franchise greats?Fournette had a busy rookie year toting the rock, but pails in comparison to previous Jaguars greats.As you can see, Fournette was behind both Freddy T and MoJo in every category besides rushing yards, although an argument can be made that Jones-Drew likely would have passed him if not for splitting carries with Taylor as a rookie. Many Jaguars fans and even team media, including Jeff Lageman, have earmarked Fournette as potentially the most transcendent talent of the trio, but when comparing the numbers Black Marcell Dareus Jersey , it’s apparent that Fournette is slightly behind the curve at this point. The good news for Fournette is he has an outstanding opportunity to make up some ground in his sophomore campaign. In their second years as pros, both Taylor and Jones-Drew regressed statistically in all categories listed above, mostly owing to missing games due to injury. If this “Lenny Light” version of Fournette can sustain 16 regular season games in 2018 and stay healthy, he would have an enormous advantage in career benchmark as a Jaguars running back through two seasons.4.6That’s the magic number Fournette needs to hit in 2018. That’s the yards-per-carry mark that both Taylor and Jones-Drew registered in their second seasons as Jaguars despite missing seven combined games. With the addition of All-Pro offensive guard Andrew Norwell and another year of development for left tackle Cam Robinson, this should be a very attainable goal for Fournette.Will Fournette go down as the greatest running back in Jaguars history? Who knows. But what I do know is that Fournette became “the man” at both St. Augustine High School and LSU. If there is any player designed to step into the shadow of these Jaguars legends and claw tooth and nail to emerge as the best of the bunch, it’s Leonard Fournette.
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