LSU RB Leonard Fournette Has Lost 12 Pounds Since the NFL Combine
- Author: Rosalie Stanley Apr 07, 2017,
Apr 07, 2017, 2:29
Carolina Panthers fans might only have seen Malachi Dupre if they were watching LSU running back Leonard Fournette's film, but he is certainly on the radar of Carolina's staff.
In the case of Jamal Adams, some were looking to find reasons for why he shouldn't be the first safety to go in the top five since Eric Berry in 2010. He didn't do that, running a 4.56 40 at the 2017 NFL Scouting combine.
"I did have something to prove for myself in the 40, and that was to come out and run a faster time".
When an NFL Draft prospect is as good as Leonard Fournette, we tend to nitpick as analysts.
It wouldn't surprise me if Fournette opted to stand on his Combine numbers and just go through running back drills.
His 4.51 40-yard dash at the Combine was an excellent time, but his disappointing 28 1/2-inch vertical was one of the storylines leaving Indianapolis that week. It really doesn't matter. He told reporters that he "wanted to show everyone I could lose weight when it comes down to business" and that his mom was one of the key factors in his weight loss, staying on him every day to make it happen.
Fournette says he is fully healthy after a season in which he was hampered by a lingering ankle injury. His 42 total touchdowns ranks third in LSU history and his average if 6.2 yards per carry ranks first.
It's unclear how many drills Fournette will perform at his home base on Wednesday.
Adams was a leader on one of the nation's stingiest defenses last season. Center Ethan Pocic said about his day.