When the Jacksonville Jaguars came to play the Indianapolis Colts to close out the 2016 season, they were looking for a high note to end on. They had just dominated the Tennessee Titans at home one week after firing Gus Bradley, knocking them out of the playoffs, and wanted to see something that would give them some hope for 2017.
They didn’t get a win, but they got a great run from reserve running back Corey Grant — a 57-yard sprint that showed off Grant’s ability to hit the running lane hard and accelerate in the open field.
Grant is a nice piece in any running back group. He flashes speed last year and the ability to run between the tackles as well as solid special teams play.
If he’s able to cut down on fumbles and become the Jaguars’ primary pass catcher out of the backfield, he could make T.J. Yeldon expendable. And now with the addition of Leonard Fournette as well as another year of Chris Ivory getting use to this offense, the Jaguars backfield isn’t all that bad.