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2017 NFL Mock Draft: Jacksonville Jaguars Select RB Leonard Fournette at No. 4

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With the 4th pick in the 2017 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars select...

Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

The selection and write-up were made by UberTater:

I've seen lots of mock drafts and some of them have Jacksonville going defense in the first round. After spending lots of cash in free agency to improve the defense it's time to work on the other side of the ball. Yeah the Jags could draft one later in this deep RB draft. But they don't possess the same elite talent as Fournette.

Coming in at 6'0 and a whopping 240 lbs. He's a big bruising back who is built like a linebacker. He uses his size to his advantage. He's not known for making defenders miss. He lowers his shoulder and runs through defenders or uses a stiff arm to neutralize them.

TJ Yeldon was their leading rusher at 465 yds with an average of 3.6 yds and 1 TD. Chris Ivory had 439 yds for an average of 3.8 yds and 3 TD's. Saying they need a new running back would be an understatement. Jacksonville needs someone they can count on to punch the ball in when in the red zone. He'll also make defenses respect the run game. They won't be able to play back and make Blake Bortles dare to beat them with his arm.

Fournette will be an immediate upgrade and massive help to the Jaguars offense. Just like Zeke with the Cowboys. If Jacksonville decides to use him enough he will easily be a cowbell 3 down back.

Pokorny: The Jaguars clearly need an upgrade at running back. They’ve tried to upgrade the position several times since the days of Maurice Jones-Drew, and every attempt has failed rather miserably. Elliott was a massive success for the Cowboys last year, but they also had a team that was built to run the ball from day one. Can we say the same about Jacksonville?

The Tennessee Titans are up next, led by npchristman.

2017 DBN Community Mock Draft Results

Pick Team Username Selection
Pick Team Username Selection
1 Cleveland Browns Menocu DE Myles Garrett
2 San Francisco 49ers unoservix S Malik Hooker
3 Chicago Bears CTBuckeye DE Solomon Thomas
4 Jacksonville Jaguars UberTater RB Leonard Fournette
5 Tennessee Titans npchristman CB Marshon Lattimore
6 New York Jets jdreyfuss S Jamal Adams
7 Los Angeles Chargers unoservix S Jabrill Peppers
8 Carolina Panthers MConley17 TE O.J. Howard
9 Cincinnati Bengals Mudville DE Derek Barnett
10 Buffalo Bills The Bottom! WR Mike Williams
11 New Orleans Saints makeaplay59 DT Jonathan Allen
12 Cleveland Browns mrwhitman QB Mitch Trubisky
13 Arizona Cardinals Crawford_T WR Corey Davis
14 Philadelphia Eagles Gin_and_Tonic CB Gareon Conley
15 Indianapolis Colts fjblessi ILB Reuben Foster
16 Baltimore Ravens Suppa Bob DE Taco Charlton
17 Washington Redskins OhioCityBrownsBeliever LB Haason Reddick
18 Tennessee Titans Legoman0721 WR John Ross
19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ezweav S Obi Melifonwu
20 Denver Broncos poultman OT Ryan Ramczyk
21 Detroit Lions Mean Ol' Pete LB Zach Cunningham
22 Miami Dolphins anthszabo DE Charles Harris
23 New York Giants impulseCTRLissues OT Cam Robinson
24 Oakland Raiders Ghenry518 ILB Raekwon McMillan
25 Houston Texans Darth_Batman QB Deshaun Watson
26 Seattle Seahawks michael.hamper OT Garett Bolles
27 Kansas City Chiefs The Beast Mode QB Pat Mahomes
28 Dallas Cowboys Matt Wood CB Tre'Davious White
29 Green Bay Packers Robo Dawg RB Christian McCaffrey
30 Pittsburgh Steelers fj holden CB Kevin King
31 Atlanta Falcons BrianB77 OL Forrest Lamp
32 New Orleans Saints troy145 RB Dalvin Cook
33 Cleveland Browns Ike5 S Budda Baker