One might say Leonard Fournette is not exactly worried about the upcoming NFL draft in Philadelphia. He weighed in at 240 pounds at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis in February, which was about 10 more pounds than what he played at in his junior season at LSU in 2016. He checked in at a sculpted 228 at LSU’s pro day on April 5. Fournette did not bother to do any of the agility drills there or at the combine. His explanation? “Those are things I’m good at,” he said. And he did have a point, as he breezed through individual workouts at running back and wide receiver, which is something he did not play at LSU. “We’re getting a lot of positive feedback,” LSU coach Ed Orgeron said. “A lot of guys really love Leonard. He looked great in his workouts. He looked fantastic. He looked crisp in the drills he did.” Fournette showed no signs of a high and low ankle sprain that he suffered shortly before the 2016 season. He played through it in the first four games and suited up in seven games overall, carrying 129 times for 843 yards and eight touchdowns and making 15 catches for 146 yards.
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LSU's Leonard Fournette carries great expectations into NFL draft
USA Today | Apr 24