Leonard Fournette: NFL diversion ‘a lot slower than we unequivocally thought’

One preseason diversion into his NFL career, Jacksonville Jaguars using behind Leonard Fournette thinks he has it all figured out.


RB Leonard Fournette scores TD, plain in his Jaguars debut

Leonard Fournette’s Jaguars entrance went nicely, as a first-round collect ran for 31 yards and a touchdown Thursday opposite a Patriots.

“It’s a lot slower than we unequivocally thought,” Fournette told NFL.com after a Jaguars’ 31-24 feat over a New England Patriots on Thursday night. “That’s how I’ve been given we initial got into a NFL. A lot of people were like, ‘It’s going to be fast.’ But by me personification in a SEC, that kind of helped me a lot.

“I think, to me, it was unequivocally easy.”

Fournette, a No. 4 altogether collect in a breeze out of LSU, rushed for 31 yards on 9 carries and scored on a 1-yard touchdown run.

“I’ve had vigour my whole life,” Fournette told NFL Network. “I’m built for it. No matter what a circumstances, I’ve never let a diversion get bigger than me and I’ve always stayed humble. That’s No. 1.”

Fournette has pronounced during training stay that he has felt gentle and, given players started wearing pads, things seemed slower and “the play is entrance to you.”

He told NFL.com after Thursday’s diversion that he thinks he could put together a rookie deteriorate identical to what Dallas Cowboys using behind Ezekiel Elliott had in 2016.

Elliott led a NFL in rushing final deteriorate with 1,631 yards on 322 carries — a third-highest yardage sum for a rookie rusher in NFL story and a third-highest attempts by a rookie given 2000. Only LaDainian Tomlinson (339 in 2001) and Alfred Morris (335 in 2012) had some-more carries.

“Yeah, we consider so,” Fournette said. “… I’m a assured guy, and we try to give my descent line certainty too. You have to feel like we can’t be stopped.”


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