3. Aaron Jones looking like a true workhorse
Running away with the starting job? More like bullying his way to the job. Aaron Jones has gained noticeable weight this offseason – and not in a bad way.
The second-year running back looks to have gained at least five pounds, possibly more, of lean muscle over the past few months. The 5-foot-9, 207-pound runner certainly needed to put on some weight, especially in the lower body.
Jones suffered two MCL sprains in his rookie season, which could be accredited to a smaller lower body. He says he’s been working at it this offseason, and the results look to have paid off.
Jones’ extra size could prove vital in his ability to stay healthy this coming season. Despite starting in only four games last season, the rookie runner racked up 448 rushing yards, good enough for 5.5 yards per carry.