Blount, like the rest of the veteran free-agent running backs, remains available. That may not change before the draft, considering how strong the class is. It’s not that Blount is a bad running back, but his skill set doesn’t exactly fit in today’s NFL.
He’s a downhill runner who can’t run out of the shotgun or have success on third down, which limits his options. If he can find a team that only wants him to run out of sets where the quarterback is under center, he can succeed. A team like … the Patriots.
Blount revived his career in New England, and it’s a huge reason he’s remained a starter.
It’s no coincidence that he’s rushed for 2,205 yards in four years outside of New England and 2,917 yards in four years with the Patriots. This is a relationship that has to continue.