Historical Comps for Leonard Fournette’s Rookie Season

With the 2017 NFL regular season now in the rearview mirror, it is time to look back on the performances of some of the players finishing their first season in the pros. Leonard Fournette of the Jaguars shall be the object of our attention this time. I set the RotoViz Screener:
to find rookies from 2007 – 2017, and selected some basic production and usage numbers as variables. I also included draft pick. The influence of draft pick on a player’s opportunity declines over time, but it’s still relevant heading into a player’s second season. Then I asked the Screener to find seasons comparable to my target player.
Let’s take a look at some of the players who produced similar numbers to Fournette in their first year.

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By Neil Dutton | @ndutton13 | Archive