10 most overrated NFL players going into 2020

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Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 22: Leonard Fournette #27 of the Jacksonville Jaguars looks on prior to a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 22, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) /

7. Leonard Fournette

Fournette is a player that really divides opinion among NFL fans. Some believe he’s capable of being a Pro Bowl battering ram along the lines of what Derrick Henry provides the Titans. His critics point out that he is better equipped to soak up carries rather than produce big plays.

As usual, the truth is somewhere in between. In Fournette’s case, the reality is that he’s absolutely nothing special in terms of being an NFL running back. He’s too slow to really concern opposing defense on an every-down basis. All he really does for the Jaguars offense is to give them a default option when they run out of better ideas.

The fact that he rushed for 1,152 yards last season gives fans in Jacksonville a very inflated opinion of Fournette’s value. The team tried desperately to trade him this offseason because they understand just how replaceable he is. The fact that no one made a reasonable offer for his services confirms the evaluation of the Jaguars’ front office.

LSU fans will always remember Fournette’s college days fondly, but his NFL career is going to be entirely unremarkable. He’ll look for big money on the free agency market only to be sorely disappointed. He’ll be lucky to find a starting job in 2021.