6. One of the stars for the Buccaneers in the playoffs
Leonard Fournette rounds out this list not because the Buccaneers should not bring him back but because of positional value. The Bucs have a great starting running back in Ronald Jones, but they still need to keep Fournette for his added value in the playoffs.
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“Playoff Lenny” was a force of nature this year. The Buccaneer run game was dominant against various defenses throughout the path to the Super Bowl victory, and Fournette is finally starting to show the promise that he flashed at LSU.
Tampa Bay needs to keep their running back room intact for as long as possible, but they still stand to gain from drafting a pass-catching back to pair with Fournette and Jones.
As far as complete backs are concerned, Fournette had the most complete game amongst Buccaneer running backs this season, but he was still painfully mediocre through the air.
On the ground, Fournette and Jones looked great towards the end of the season, and Tampa Bay needs to make sure that they have a reliable ground game for Tom Brady’s second season on the hunt for Super Bowl #8.
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