Jags find RB Leonard Fournette better receiver than advertised

One of the few knocks on running back Leonard Fournette during the pre-draft process was that he wasn’t a good receiver out of the backfield.

Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone realized pretty quickly that criticism was unfounded.

It turns out that Fournette is a pretty good pass-catcher. LSU just didn’t throw him the ball much during his three seasons because they were giving it to him in the backfield instead.

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The story went on to say Fournette is sixth in the NFL in rushing with 596 yards and averages 21.7 carries per game. He has 15 catches for 136 yards and a touchdown, and his 9.1 yards per catch rank 11th among running backs -- ahead of notable pass-catching backs such as Christian McCaffrey (7.7), James White (8.5), LeSean McCoy (6.4), LeVeon Bell (6.3) and Matt Forte (8.1).

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