Running back Toby Gerhart's first day in pads went just...

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Running back Toby Gerhart's first day in pads went just the way Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley envisioned it would when he signed the former Stanford standout to a free-agent contract in March.

"...He had a gap scheme with a small space, and he stayed true to it and hit it and had good pad level," Bradley said. "I think it was a good sign."

In other words, the 6-foot, 231-pound Gerhart pounded through the hole, which is exactly what the Jags want, writes the Florida Times-Union's Vito Stellino.

"I try not to explode and blow up one of my teammates. I’m a bigger back, a power back," Gerhart said. "I’m able to wear defenses down. I feel like the more carries I get, the better rhythm I have. I get lathered up. I think I’m at my best when I get multiple carries in a row."

Fantasy Impact: 

Gerhart is a very interesting fantasy prospect at RB this season. The former Adrian Peterson backup is getting his chance to be a three-down back for the Jags. He's touched the ball 15+ times in seven career games and averaged low-end RB1 numbers, so the potential is there. We have him ranked as a mid-range RB2 at 17th with an attractive low-fourth round ADP.

Filed Under: 2014, Preseason

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