Monday, August 26, 2013
Jones-Drew 50th in #NFLRank offense
By Michael DiRocco
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.
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.