Leonard Fournette
Projection
Round 1
Grade
A
7.10
Dominant Starter

Leonard Fournette

Running Back
LSU
  • Year: Junior
  • Height: 6-0
  • Weight: 240
  • 40-Yard: 4.51
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Excellent size, strength and power. Plays in a pro-style offense. Big time home-run hitter. If he gets a seam, he's gone. Can outrun the pursuit. Very good power, can move the pile and consistently get yards after contact. Has a physical running style and can punish tacklers. Effective as a pass blocker, will face up. Good receiver out of the backfield. Great speed and burst to turn the corner. Ran for 3,830 yards in only 32 games. Very good kickoff returner.

Weak Points

Missed games this year because of injury. Has had some fumbles. Good but not great cutback runner. Can make the first man miss but lacks great elusiveness.

The Way We See It

As a freshman and a sophomore, he looked like the next Adrian Peterson and probably a top-three pick. Had a more "normal" year in 2016 because of injuries. Opponents have to find a way to stop him. He is big, powerful and productive and can dominate a game once he gets going. Few have his natural traits. Will need to become a better cutback runner but the vision and instincts are there for him to become that. Could very well become the first back taken. Not as good as Ezekiel Elliott but not far behind.