Running backs coach Terry Richardson recently explained that it was Gerhart's ability to gain yards after contact that attracted the Jaguars.
"He's a horse," Richardson said, via The Florida Times-Union. "He's a big guy, and I talked to one of his former (position) coaches, and he was saying Toby had the strongest legs he's been around in terms of his leg drive and leg power. We're excited about that."
Gerhart ranked fourth in the NFL in yards after contact per rushing attempt (3.8) in Pro Football Focus' 2013 ratings. He has demonstrated a penchant for breaking arm tackles throughout his four-year NFL career.
A better Gerhart comparison might be a more well-rounded version of LeGarrette Blount. Much like Blount, Gerhart is a sledgehammer with straight-line speed and the lateral agility of a riding lawnmower. Unlike Blount, Gerhart is a plus in pass protection and the receiving game.
With no legitimate competition on the roster, Gerhart will be a candidate to lead the NFL in touches this season. Behind the Jaguars' untested offensive line, though, he might struggle to come within a yard of his impressive career average of 4.7 yards per carry.