Jaguars 'remain ecstatic' with RB T.J. Yeldon - [Full Article]

It is guaranteed the Jaguars remain ecstatic with T.J Yeldon. He continues to run well and show good vision along with the ability to make defenders miss at the line and in the secondary. He also performed well in a pass-blocking drill Thursday, with offensive coordinator Greg Olson saying Friday, “We liked what we saw there. That was not a question mark for us, but I think people outside questioned whether or not he would be able to step into the National Football League and be good enough as a pass protector. We liked what he brought physically and I thought he attacked the linebackers.” Added Olson, “We’re excited about him. He’s made a couple of very nice runs in the open field and made some people miss. We’ve been excited about what we’ve seen so far.”

Fantasy Impact: 

Yeldon should see plenty of touches, but the Jaguars' offense has been poor for some time, so he may not see the same number of scoring opportunities as some of the other running backs being drafted in the middle rounds. Denard Robinson had a very nice stretch for four weeks, but otherwise the Jacksonville running backs weren't much of a fantasy factor in 2014. The team did make an effort to improve the offensive line via free agency and the draft, so Yeldon has top 20 potential provided QB Blake Bortles shows progress from his disappointing rookie season. Toby Gerhart is making a push to be the team's third-down back, so Yeldon has to beat out the veteran if he hopes to be an every-down back.

Filed Under: 2015, Preseason

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