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
|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|