One preseason game into his NFL career, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette might think he has it all figured out.

“It’s a lot slower than I really thought,” Fournette told NFL.comafter the Jaguars’ 31-24 victory over the New England Patriots on Thursday night. “That’s how I’ve been since I first got into the NFL. A lot of people were like, ‘It’s going to be fast.’ But by me playing in the SEC, that kind of helped me a lot.

“I think, to me, it was really easy.”

Fournette, the No. 4 overall pick in the draft out of LSU, rushed for 31 yards on nine carries and scored on a 1-yard touchdown run.

“I’ve had pressure my whole life,” Fournette told NFL Network. “I’m built for it. No matter what the circumstances, I’ve never let the game get bigger than me and I’ve always stayed humble. That’s No. 1.

Fournette has said during training camp that he has felt comfortable and, since players started wearing pads, things seemed slower. “You’re reading your blocks,” he said earlier this month, “and the play is coming to you.”

He told NFL.com after Thursday’s game that he thinks he could put together a rookie season similar to what Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had in 2016.

Source: ESPN
RB Fournette: NFL slower than expected, ‘easy’

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