Ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft, LSU running back Leonard Fournette has drawn the interest of teams like the Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars. But based on a new report, he may not be around that long. There is a apparently a strong possibility that Fournette will be off the board after the second pick. “Sources with knowledge of the situation tell me the San Francisco 49ers are very high on Fournette and are seriously considering using the second pick of the draft to acquire him,” Tony Pauline of draftanalyst.com wrote. “The new front office wants a bigger back to run the offense and they’re ready to give up on Carlos Hyde, who has had his struggles staying healthy since being drafted by the franchise in 2014.” It’s not a surprise that the 49ers are interested in Fournette. But a running back taken that high is not at all common.
Report: 49ers ‘seriously considering’ Leonard Fournette at No. 2
Sportsnaut | Apr 11