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Jaguars take Leonard Fournette with No. 4 pick in NFL Draft

Despite lingering questions at quarterback, the Jacksonville Jaguars opted to use the fourth overall pick in the NFL Draft on a running back, taking former LSU star Leonard Fournette on Thursday night.

Fournette was a dominant force during his three years with the Tigers, averaging 6.2 yards per carry during his college career. An ankle injury last season limited him to only seven games, but he was still productive, finishing with 843 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground.

Fournettes bruising running style should be a welcome sight for the Jaguars, who finished 22nd in rushing last season using a combination of T.J. Yeldon and Chris Ivory. Jacksonville hasnt picked up Blake Bortles fifth-year option, leaving many to wonder whether the franchise will go in a different direction at quarterback in 2018.

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