The 2017 NFL Draft is just a few weeks away, and one of the most interesting stories leading up to the big event in Philadelphia is where the running backs will ultimately land.
One of the major names, LSU’s Leonard Fournette, has been rumored to go as high as No. 1 to out of the first round depending on where you look, but a new report from MMQB’s Albert Breer about Fournette suggest he may not go as high as many suspect.
“One question that’s faced LSU RB Leonard Fournette concerns his passion for football. And there’s a widespread feeling he’s driven by stardom. My guess is Jacksonville’s Tom Coughlin and Doug Marrone would address that quickly.”
Fournette did sit out LSU’s Citrus Bowl appearance this last season, but it was injury-related. Up until this report, this sort of criticism about Fournette hadn’t really surfaced.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have been linked to Fournette for some time now, which makes sense if the team wants to lessen the load quarterback Blake Bortles has tried to carry early in his career.