Jaguars Beat: RB James Robinson has tools to be lead back

In this situation, using a lead back, it would required Jacksonville to identify a guy that can give them a good blend of excellent running and competence in the passing game, enough to where teams couldn’t peg his role on any given play.

And for me, that guy would be UDFA James Robinson from Illinois State.

Robinson is a very fluid runner and is coming off a Shrine Bowl performance that should’ve landed him the MVP award. But, nonetheless he proved the stage wasn’t too big for him and has been having himself a strong training camp.

Related players: Ryquell Armstead, Devine Ozigbo

Fantasy Impact: 

Keep in mind this is just the author's opinion. Armstead would be the writer's second choice for the lead dog role. He served in that capacity his last season at Temple, and Jacksonville spent a draft pick on him last season, so he figures to get an extended look/opportunity to be the guy. But Robinson has the burst and fluidity to be a chunk-play guy within their offense, the author said. He also said Armstead is the closest to Fournette among all of the remaining backs. So could Ozigbo, who joined the squad last year after getting released by the Saints. This could end up being a committee situation in the end, but with a later draft pick, maybe it's worth taking a shot on Washington or Armstead as a lottery ticket until we know more.

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