|Aaron Jones bulked up during offseason|
Seeking improved durability, better anchor in pass protection
By: Doug Orth | Jul 2 2018, 4:45 pm
|A review of his rookie season revealed Aaron Jones needed to further develop the lower half of his body to stand up to the wear-and-tear of an NFL season and improve his skills in pass protection. “I’m bigger all around,” Jones said. “That’s something that’s going to help me in pass protection and that’s something I want to get better at.”
While Jones is thicker in his lower body, neither he nor position coach Ben Sirmans feel the 5-foot-9, 208-pound running back has lost any of the explosiveness that allowed Jones to average 5.5 yards per carry on 81 attempts last season. (Packers.com)|
FFToday's Take: Ty Montgomery figures to be involved in some way, shape or form in the passing game, so Jones and Jamaal Williams figure to slug it out for the bulk of the early-down work. If Jones' offseason strategy pays off and allows him to stay healthier as well as serve as a more effective blocker, he will almost certainly be the favorite to lead the team in carries. He seems like a solid value pick in the eighth round of PPR leagues right now.