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Leonard Fournette, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
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Leonard Fournette, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars

To include any running back requires the acknowledgment that players at the position rarely last longer than a few years. Leonard Fournette has the best shot among running backs to still be relevant in 2022 and beyond – it's just so rare to see 240-pound human beings cover 40 yards in 4.51 seconds; consider that Saints rookie Alvin Kamara weighed 216 at the scouting combine and was five-tenths of a second slower than Fournette.

Fournette is tied for the NFL lead in 100-yard rushing games (four) despite missing two starts and playing through an ankle injury. Most important of all, Fournette's unique gifts mean that the Jaguars sport a competitive offense despite having to put the ball in Blake Bortles' hands on every single play. The guy handing him the ball will change, but Fournette is the most likely running back to be the face of football from now until the mid-2020s. And while Ezekiel Elliott serves a six-game suspension, Fournette is making the rounds on social media as a "Florida man" with a good cause.