At this point last year, it was all but assumed that Leonard Fournette would be the best rookie on the Jacksonville Jaguars last season. He was the No. 4 overall pick, he was going to get the lion’s share of the carries, this offense was moving in a run-first direction...
And Fournette was good. Really good. His performance and the reemergence of a dominant offensive line for the Jaguars was a major contributor to our success — not to mention an All-World defense.
But when we voted on the rookie of the year, most of the Big Cat Country staff voted for Cam Robinson. He gave up just 3.5 sacks this year (by our count) and played through several injuries. He’s mean, physical, and very talented. He’s everything you want in a left tackle and I hope he stays in Jacksonville for a long, long time.
And even Keelan Cole got half a vote.
Fournette probably lost the edge due to some time missed in the middle of the season as well as a sub-4.0 yards per carry average — not to mention his penchant for swinging his entire body around when he tried to make a spin move. He still proved himself to be a heck of a running back who won the No. 1 job in his first preseason game.
The point is, it’s not always who you expect.
Will Taven Bryan be the rookie of the year? He’ll likely only play about 20-25 snaps a game.
What about DJ Chark? Will the run-first offensive philosophy stunt his production?
Can Ronnie Harrison unseat one of Tashaun Gipson or Barry Church?
Does Will Richardson have enough talent to cement himself as the starting right guard this year?
Let us know! Who do you think will be the rookie of the year for 2018?
Who will the rookie of the year for the Jaguars in 2018?
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