Leonard Fournette down to 228 pounds at LSU pro day

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During the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, LSU running back Leonard Fournette weighed in at a heavier than expected 240 pounds.

That was five pounds heavier than his listed weight during his final college season, but shrugged off any concerns that he was out of shape because of what he called “water weight.” He ran well in the 40-yard dash in Indianapolis to back up that position and Wednesday’s pro day workout at LSU provided further evidence that the extra weight wasn’t a big deal.

Andrew Lopez of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Fournette weighed in at 228 pounds in Baton Rouge as another month of workouts have shaved away all of that extra weight and then some.

Neither Fournette’s weight nor his workout in Indianapolis did anything to change his consensus standing as the top running back in the draft and, barring injury, there’s not likely to be anything at his pro day to alter that either. He met with the Jaguars this week and is thought to be a possibility for Jacksonville with the fourth overall pick later this month.

8 responses to “Leonard Fournette down to 228 pounds at LSU pro day

  1. Every mock draft in the world has him going to the Panthers at 8, and I keep saying he’s going to be gone by then. Now I’m convinced of that.

    We need an OT far worse than anything else. If the brass is convinced that Robinson or Ramczyk is not worthy of the #8 pick we should trade down to whatever the appropriate spot is and pick up another 3rd or 4th round pick to go with the 2 second round picks we have. Then we can get the OT we desperately need, a running back, another edge rusher and another DB, probably all in the first 3 rounds.

  2. I hope that he’ll run the dash 40 yards and that he’ll come down under 4.45, would be great for him !
    And I think that the Panthers are going to make an exchange to rise in the draft and pick him.

  3. 2 questions.

    1. Would you be concerned that he was 12 lbs over weight for the biggest job interview of his life? Every spot or two literally drops a million dollars…

    2. What is his 40 time at 228?

  4. he’s good but top 10 in the first round good? That’s a high price to pay for a RB no matter your offensive scheme (or lack thereof in the case of the Vikings)

  5. If the Jets have even the most remote interest in being even slightly competitive, they will draft this man.

  6. whatjusthapped says:
    Apr 5, 2017 11:33 AM
    he’s good but top 10 in the first round good? That’s a high price to pay for a RB no matter your offensive scheme (or lack thereof in the case of the Vikings)
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    Yes hes top 10 first round good on talent alone. If healthy….

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