Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon looks 'comfortable blocking' - [Full Article]

Jaguars rookie RB T.J. Yeldon got his first taste of pass protection in Thursday's session. The running backs went against the linebackers in an entertaining drill.

Veteran back Toby Gerhart was the drill's standout, but Yeldon looked comfortable blocking. The second-round pick has a chance to develop into a three-down back if he can prove he can handle picking up blitzes.

"It went pretty good," Yeldon said. "I feel like we won the battle, but we've still got to get our technique down better and we'll be good."

Fantasy Impact: 

It sounds as if Yeldon and Gerhart are the two front-runners for the team's third-down back. The Jaguars may elect to give the job to Gerhart so that they don't throw too much at Yeldon too soon, but if he shows he's ready for a three-down role, he may just get it.

Filed Under: 2015, Preseason

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