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Greg Cosell On Maurice Jones-Drew: 'At His Core, He's Somewhat Of A Power Runner'

While Maurice Jones-Drew continues to hold out for a new contract, more is made of his skill set as a running back. Given the fact that he led the league in rushing on the worst offense in the NFL, there's something to be said about his abilities. Greg Cosell of ESPN's NFL Matchup talked with Evan Silva of Rotoworld about what Jones-Drew brings to the Jaguars.

I love Maurice Jones-Drew. I don't know how most people talk about him, because he's short. He's obviously not small, he's just short. He's really, to me, a power runner who's tough to get a hold of. What I mean by that is, he's very difficult to bring down. But because he's small, hard to see, and shifty as well, guys don't really get a full grasp of him. And he runs through an awful lot of arm tackles. So even though he's shifty and has elusiveness, I think at his core, he's somewhat of a power runner.

Despite the lack of size, there's no questioning that Jones-Drew certainly has some abilities of a power back, that's why he's had the success that he has had in his early career. So far in six season, Jones-Drew has rushed for 6,854 yards on 1,484 carries, bringing his rushing average to 4.6 yards per carry.

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