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Leonard Fournette receives praise from Jaguars’ head coach, teammates

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars-Leonard Fournette Press Conference Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports

Leonard Fournette was the heart and soul of the LSU offense in his time with the Tigers. Now many are hoping that same success carries over into his professional football career.

Since being drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2017 NFL draft, Fournette has received a very positive response from head coach Doug Marrone and fellow teammates like Cam Robinson.

Both had things to say about the former LSU talent on Saturday afternoon.

Marrone was asked a question about how he feels Fournette’s ability to retain terminology is.

“That I feel good about. That I do. I really do,” he said. “I think he’s very—there’s a confidence about him, but it’s not a cockiness. I think that in his background, when you look and you study what’s gone on at LSU, early on in his career it was a pro-style offense and then obviously they had changed coordinators. What I was impressed at was that through that whole process of getting to know him and interviewing and then trying to make sure to answer those types of questions, I was surprised at how he was able to retain what he had learned two years ago to come back with that.”

“So I thought that was impressive, and for him to be able to verbalize that and verbalize what he was taught and verbalize what his responsibilities were. That put more of an ease to that question of, how has what he’s done the last year translate to maybe what you’re going to ask him to do?”

Newly drafted left tackle Cam Robinson had good things to say about Fournette and other rookies as well, and is excited to be on the same team with him.

“We just finished our third practice, so we haven’t done too much team stuff to where I’ve been able to see what they’ve been doing. I know both of those guys (Fournette and Westbrook) are extremely explosive. I’m just looking forward to playing with them.”

Look to Fournette to help jump-start the Jaguars’ running game in a major way this season.