According to John Reid of the Florida Times-Union, Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette plans to be at 224 pounds when training camp opens, which is 11 pounds less than his playing weight last year when he ran for 1,040 yards and helped them to the playoffs.
″I feel like I play my best at that weight – 223, 224 – that’s what I played in college,″ Fournette said. ″Why not? I don’t want to be average. I want to be above average, be the greatest one to play this game. I feel lighter, quicker and I have a lot of my burst."
The story went on to say Fournette is hoping that playing lighter can help with endurance and burst. He averaged 3.9 yards per carry over the course of the season, but 3.5 yards per carry in the playoffs. Part of that was because of the attention defenses paid to him.