One preseason game and Leonard Fournette thinks National Football League will be 'really easy'

Refocused: Jacksonville Jaguars 31, New England Patriots 24

Fournette entered his college career as the consensus No. 1 overall prospect for the 2014 national recruiting cycle and even drew comparisons to former NFL MVP Adrian Peterson in his first training camp at LSU.

Speaking with after the Jaguars 31-24 win over the Patriots to start the preseason, Fournette said of the league, "It's a lot slower than I really thought". "I think he has that type of talent".

The Jaguars are hopeful things continue to get easier for Fournette as he makes what appears to be a seamless transition to the NFL.

Fournette rushed nine times for 31 yards and a touchdown against a Patriots defense that was without most of its starters, so preseason action probably was a bit slower than he was expecting.

When Fournette was asked if he could accomplish this season what Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott did past year when his 1,631 yards were the third most ever by a rookie, he replied "Yeah, I think so". "He's a hard worker, so I think he's capable - and if his mind is set on that, I wouldn't bet against him".

There has been speculation regarding what Fournette's role will be within Jacksonville's backfield.

No issue at all in the eyes of his head coach.

The Jaguars begin the regular season on September 10 at the Houston Texans. But you can feel when talking to the rookie back that he has a way of handling pressure that few people possess.

Fournette has every right to believe in his abilities, and he must have a high estimation of those abilities if he plans to succeed. No matter what the circumstances, I've never let the game get bigger than me and I've always stayed humble.

Related News: