Offseason workouts aren’t particularly conducive to repping the run game, but we nonetheless got to see Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount work some in space and handle the football as a receiver out of the backfield.
It’s natural to expect that Blount, nearly 250 pounds, will look better in pads when he can use his size to his advantage, but the feeling since he was acquired was that he’d need to put in quality work to make the 53-man roster.
He’s more of a lumberer than a speed/power mix, and given the tempo the Patriots like to run within their offense, Blount may not become a primary ball-carrier. If he can be a dependable short-yardage back during training camp, he may find his niche on the roster.
The article mentioned that Blount dropped some passes and we all know that keeping hold of the football has always been a knock on him. Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen, Leon Washington and Brandon Bolden offer more athleticism than Blount.