T.J. Yeldon sharing top rung on depth chart with Denard Robinson


In June, Jaguars rookie running back T.J. Yeldon was asked about buzz that he’d be the team’s starting running back in 2015 and said that he put himself at the bottom rung of the depth chart.

Yeldon’s June perception doesn’t meet the reality of the depth chart that the Jaguars released for this week’s game against the Steelers. Jacksonville lists Yeldon alongside Denard Robinson as the team’s starter.

These charts are unofficial, of course, but there’s not much surprise that a player offensive coordinator Greg Olson has referred to as a three-down back has climbed over the likes of Bernard Pierce and Toby Gerhart since being selected in the second round this year. Both of those players are coming off of dismal years and the team was obviously hoping for an upgrade when they took Yeldon.

Robinson led the team with 582 rushing yards last season and has shown he has a role in an NFL offense after transitioning from playing quarterback at Michigan. That role isn’t the every down one that they’re talking about Yeldon filling, however, and no one’s likely to be shocked if Yeldon’s the only name on the top line come September.

7 responses to “T.J. Yeldon sharing top rung on depth chart with Denard Robinson

  1. Yeldon is a great football player with a ton of talent. I have been following this young mans career since his days as a highly recruited prospect out of Daphne. Jacksonville fans are going to love this kid and I wouldn’t be surprised if he makes a run at the rookie of the year.

    P.S. If you play fantasy take a run at T.J., you won’t regret it.

  2. I agree. Seen a ton of him. His vision and shifting at almost full speed is unseen. But what I believe separates him from Gordon and Gurley is his hands to catch the ball on screens, bubble screens and underneath passes. It also is a great attribute that he can block well. hes got it all. Can literally split wide and run a post if need be. He caught something like 75 passes in 3 years. Compare that to Melvin Gordon and his meager 2 catches…. That’s abismal

  3. We picked him at the top of the 2nd round. SHOCKED I tell you!!!!

    What is not surprising is Caldwell listing another of his picks as a co #1 in Denard.

    This whole “rebuild” garbage has gone on long enough. Time to win a few games. Dave and Gus should be on the hot seat to win some games this year. This co-list #1 stuff does not get the carries/practice for the guy you picked high.

    So tired of these guys already. Pick a guy and get him ready to play on Sunday.

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