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Jaguars take LSU's Leonard Fournette with 4th overall pick

The Jacksonville Jaguars selected LSU running back Leonard Fournette with the fourth overall pick in the NFL draft, giving Tom Coughlin the bruising back he craves in his return to the floundering franchise.

Fournette should boost one of the league's worst offenses and take some pressure off struggling quarterback Blake Bortles.

Fournette ran for 3,840 yards and 40 touchdowns in three seasons in Baton Rouge, despite missing five games with an ankle injury in 2016. He averaged 6.2 yards a carry.

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The Jaguars addressed most of their defensive needs in free agency, leaving them to go heavy on the offense in the draft.

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