Texans vs. Jaguars: Behind enemy sidelines with Black and Teal
Oct 11, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon (24) runs during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
RG: I was a huge T.J. Yeldon fan coming out of Alabama, and felt after Todd Gurley he was the best running back in the draft. Am I off base, or is he as good as I believe.
"DL: I have been pleasantly surprised by T.J. Yeldon so far in his rookie season. You’re not off base at all – he’s shown some exciting traits as a runner in the first 5 weeks. His numbers aren’t blowing anyone away, but if you watch the games you see he constantly has to make free defenders miss in the backfield to get positive yardage and he’s doing it. He doesn’t have top end speed, but Yeldon has the makings of a solid every-down back."
RG: I am going to steal a question from you here because I liked it, but if you could have any player from the Houston Texans, who would you take and why?
"DL: I would obviously take J.J. Watt (as would literally every other team), but I’ll indulge you and give you my second choice – DeAndre Hopkins. The Jaguars have an exciting young receiving duo in Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson, but Nuke is a bonafide number 1 receiver in the NFL. His presence on the field would make life even easier for the Allens and give Bortles that reliable option on every down."
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