It looks like another criticism of former LSU running back Leonard Fournette has emerged ahead of the NFL Draft.
The former five-star has faced a lot of criticism send the end of his 2016 season with LSU. Many were critical of Fournette skipping the Tigers’ bowl game with an ankle injury, and then he took a lot of heat for some of his performances at the NFL Combine.
It looks like we can add another measurement to that list.
According to Bob McGinn of the Journal Sentinel, Fournette scored 11 out of 50 on the NFL’s Wonderlic intelligence test. (the NFL average is 20) McGinn doesn’t indicate if any specific teams are concerned by the low scored, but teams have been known to weigh-in the Wonderlic scores when evaluating prospects.
Of course, the Wonderlic isn’t the end all, be all for NFL prospects, as tons and tons of players have had great careers with a poor score. And on the flip side of that, how is Ryan Fitzpatrick’s 48 on the Wonderlic working for him right now?
As for other running backs in the Draft, Florida State’s Dalvin Cook also scored an 11 on the test. Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey scored a 21, while Tennessee’s Alvin Kamara appears to have the highest score of potential first-round running backs with a 24.