AFC South: Ricky Watters

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew ranks 50th on offense in ESPN.com's #NFLRank project, which ranks the top 100 players on offense and defense in the NFL.

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Jones-Drew, 28, probably should be much higher on the list considering he led the NFL in rushing in 2011 (1,606 yards). However, he missed all but six games last season because of a foot injury. He was effective when he played, though, rushing for 414 yards on 86 attempts, which is a very good 4.8 yard per-carry average.

The Jaguars are being careful with Jones-Drew this preseason. He has carried the ball just 10 times for 37 yards in two games and coach Gus Bradley said Monday that Jones-Drew probably won't play against Atlanta on Thursday night.

From ESPN Stats & Info:

Jones-Drew missed 10 games with a foot injury last season but led the NFL with 1,606 rushing yards in 2011. He's one of just seven players in NFL history with 7,000 rushing yards and 2,500 receiving yards in his first seven seasons. LaDainian Tomlinson, Edgerrin James, Thurman Thomas, Marshall Faulk, Steven Jackson and Ricky Watters are the others.

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