Blount tops league in elusiveness

Tampa Bay's LeGarrette Blount has only 201 NFL carries, but he already has been declared the NFL’s most elusive running back.

That’s according to this survey of running backs around the league, which factors in things like missed tackles and yards after first contact. Those numbers play to Blount’s strength, which is raw power.

Blount averaged 3.7 yards after contact and, in this formula, his elusive rating was significantly higher than any other back in the league. He was more than 30 points ahead of Fred Jackson and way ahead of guys like Marshawn Lynch and Adrian Peterson, who also were in the top 10.