Leonard Fournette Did Not Make A Great First Impression At The NFL Combine
The NFL combine is where a prospect's draft stock can either skyrocket or plummet.
So far, Leonard Fournette is on path for the latter.
As one of the highest ranked talents in the draft, it was a jolting surprise when Fournette weighed in as the heaviest of all the running backs at 240 pounds.
Leonard Fournette weighed in at 240 pounds, the heaviest of all RBs at the combine.
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) March 1, 2017
The former LSU star did not impress with his vertical jump either. He posted a measly 28.5 inches.
Now at the Vertical Jump... @_Fournette.
— NFL (@NFL) March 3, 2017
Here's one Twitter user's interpretation of Fournette's jump attempt.
Love this video of Fournette's vertical! pic.twitter.com/ANb9erwob6
— Not Draft Hanx (@HankJoness) March 3, 2017
These numbers raise a bit of red flag, especially considering Fournette skipped LSU's bowl game to recover from an ankle injury to focus on preparation for the 2017 draft.
Still, the NFL combine's metrics don't directly translate to success on the football field. Plus Fournette's body of work as one of the top running backs in college over his three-year career at LSU (3830 rushing yards, and 40 rushing TDs) outweighs his poor showing at the combine.
Teams interested in Fournette's services shouldn't fret. And to all the running back's critics, let's wait until he actually plays in the NFL before crucifying him as a bust.
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