Leonard Fournette has arrived.
The Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back recorded 181 rushing yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 30-9 rout of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Fournette's an absolute beast of an athlete, and his recent performance produced some marvelous metrics. The most impressive of which came on this 90-yard touchdown dash:
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That's an amazing display of acceleration from the 6-foot, 228-pound running back. Fournette hit a top speed of 22.05 mph on the run, the fastest speed by any NFL ballcarrier this season (the next closest guy clocked in at 21.52 mph).
Second-year safety Sean Davis was the Steeler with the best chance of catching Fournette. The two players are about even when Fournette reaches the 15-yard line (though Fournette admittedly has a little more momentum at this point):
No more than 30 yards later, Davis is eating Fournette's dust:
That's the definition of breakaway speed.
The craziest part is that Davis himself is ridiculously fast, as he clocked a 4.46 40-Yard Dash at the 2016 NFL Combine. Leonard Fournette is one of the strongest backs the league has ever seen, as he's capable of shrugging off would-be tacklers like mosquitoes. But he can also dust dudes with legit 4.4 speed. That's a terrifying combination.
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