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Maurice Jones-Drew

Maurice Jones-Drew


Former All-Pro running back Maurice Jones-Drew joined NFL Media in August 2015. Jones-Drew serves as an analyst on NFL Now, the League's next-generation video service, as well as NFL Network shows such as NFL Fantasy Live, The Top 100 Players and Madden NFL Live.

Jones-Drew retired in March 2015 after nine seasons in the NFL in which he amassed 8,167 rushing yards and 81 total touchdowns in his career. A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Jones-Drew spent eight seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars and holds the franchise record for single-season rushing yards (1,606 in 2011) and total touchdowns. Jones-Drew spent the 2014 season with the Oakland Raiders.

Born in Oakland, California, Jones-Drew played running back at powerhouse De La Salle High School in Concord before enrolling at UCLA. After a three-year career at UCLA, Jones-Drew entered the 2006 NFL Draft and was selected in the second round.
November

The league's elite running backs are taking the position to new heights, but RBs aren't the only ones logging carries. Quarterbacks and wide receivers are getting some ground burn, too. This week, I take a look at the best non-RB rushers in the lea... more

The 2017 running back class has been anything but a disappointment. Just look what some of these guys did in Week 9: Alvin Kamara and Kareem Hunt each had three scrimmage TDs; Christian McCaffrey had a pair of rushing TDs; James Conner his... more

October

The fact that the Seattle Seahawks have a run game feels like breaking news. It's been almost nonexistent since Marshawn Lynch left town, but Chris Carson is showing major promise at the midpoint of the 2018 season. A season after Russell Wilson... more

LeSean McCoy's best days in Buffalo are over. Let's face it. It's time for the Bills to set him free and give him a chance to make a splash somewhere else. The two-time All-Pro, who is currently in the concussion protocol after exiting last week's... more

It sure is nice to be a quarterback these days. Not only do they get all the guaranteed money and endorsement deals, but it seems like the older they get, the better they play. Now, some might argue that last part is because defenders can't hit... more

The "tough" yard. It comes up every week in the NFL -- the fourth-and-1 scenario when the defense knows the offense is going to run the ball up the gut. The ability to get that "tough" yard will often determine a game's outcome. Teams built to conv... more

Where has Kenyan Drake gone? In August, Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Drake should get "15-20 carries and 6-8 targets" per game. Since then, the running back has all but disappeared, and his touches have shrunk with each passing week, droppi... more

September

Nothing went right for the Vikings last week against the Bills. Nothing! In that 27-6 blowout loss at home ... Kirk Cousins was sacked four times, including a pair of strip-sacks that resulted in two Bills scoring drives. Minnesota's vaunted defe... more

It's time for running backs to receive the credit and compensation they deserve. Other than the quarterback, no offensive position player is asked to do more or be more versatile: RBs have to run the ball (obviously), protect the quarterback and now... more

The Washington Redskins were in a world of hurt early in the preseason, when rookie running back Derrius Guice went down with a season-ending knee injury . Despite losing Guice, who was expected to be a major presence in the ground game, the Redskins... more

Scroll through the Twitter newsfeed, and you'll see the fantasy football world practically begging Le'Veon Bell to report to the Steelers. (I see you, David Spade .) I get it. Fantasy gurus are disappointed. Pittsburgh Steelers fans are disappointed.... more

The last three draft classes have featured running backs -- Ezekiel Elliott, Leonard Fournette and Saquon Barkley -- who were labeled as transcendent players before they even hit the gridiron. Barkley makes his debut Sunday, but Zeke and Fournette ha... more

June

Top 10: RBs QBs 2016 picks WRs Year 2 guys CBs DTs Pass rushers Additions NFL Network's "Top 100 Players of 2018" airs every Monday at 8 p.m. ET, unveiling a new set of 10 players each week. One running back was revealed... more

April

More mocks: Jones-Drew 1.0 Jeremiah 3.0 Brooks 4.0 Casserly 2.0 Reuter 5.0 Davis 3.0 With 16 days until teams are officially on the clock, here's my first mock of the 2018 NFL Draft. Keep an eye out for trades -- I project three... more

March

MORE/LESS SUCCESS: RUNNING BACKS QUARTERBACKS WIDE RECEIVERS There's been a reshuffling at the offensive skill positions in the free agency. NFL Network analysts Maurice Jones-Drew, David Carr and Nate Burleson will survey the offseason... more

October

Rookie running backs have taken the league by storm during the 2017 NFL season. Former All-Pro running back Maurice Jones-Drew looks at eight first-year rushers, analyzing their running styles and potential for long-term success, to rank them based o... more

May

It's been an interesting offseason for running backs, with several starters from 2016 and once-dominant veterans sporting new uniforms. NFL Media analyst and former All-Pro running back Maurice Jones-Drew ranks offseason relocations for backs across... more

March

With the 2017 NFL Draft is just over five weeks out, NFL Network analyst and former NFL running back Maurice Jones-Drew has his eye on a deep running back class. Based on what he's seen on film and performances from the NFL Scouting Combine and pro d... more

August

In case you didn't know, NFL Media's Maurice Jones-Drew isn't just a former fantasy football stud -- he was the third-highest scoring running back in 2009 and 2011 -- but he's also a diehard fantasy football player, just like you. Below are his posit... more

May

When it comes to NFL Network's "Top 100 Players of 2016," there's plenty of room for argument. So as the list is unveiled, NFL Media's Gregg Rosenthal, Chris Wesseling, Maurice Jones-Drew and Ike Taylor will be sharing their own takes on the top 100... more

March

There's been a shuffle at the running back position in the free agency. Five notable starters in 2015 -- Matt Forte, Chris Ivory, Lamar Miller, Alfred Morris and DeMarco Murray -- will all be seen in different uniforms in the coming season. NFL Media... more

Laremy Tunsil - OT, Ole Miss: With the addition of Marcus Mariota, why not protect your No. 1 investment with the most talented left tackle we have seen in years? Jared Goff - QB, Cal: Goff is the most pro-ready quarterback in the draft. He has a... more

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