Written by Bryan Perez on December 5, 2016
One of the nation’s most talented football players, regardless of position, has decided to turn pro. LSU junior running back Leonard Fournette announced via his Twitter account that he will enter the NFL draft.
Forever LSU, Forever Buganation pic.twitter.com/sdkN0JaonF
— 7⃣ Leonard Fournette (@_fournette) December 5, 2016
Fournette had a down season in 2016, totaling only 843 yards and eight touchdowns on 129 carries. His production was a far cry from his dominant 2015 season when he ran for 1,953 yards and 22 touchdowns. However, his yards-per-carry were the same — 6.5 — suggesting he was just as effective on a per-touch basis. Sure, he didn’t have as many highlight-reel moments, but his lessened workload is actually good for his NFL (read more…)