The most controversial story on Wednesday was certainly the notion that LSU running back Leonard Fournette might sit out his junior year in order to prepare for the 2017 NFL Draft. He isn’t eligible for the 2016 Draft, where he would surely be a first-round pick, and the NCAA probably isn’t installing a “one-and-done” rule like basketball for football anytime soon.
The best thing for Fournette to do would surely be to stick around for one more season, help bring the Tigers into dynasty mode and attempt history.
If Fournette wins the Heisman Trophy this year, there is a good chance he would be favored to do so next year, which only former Ohio State running back Archie Griffin has done in 1974 and 1975, forty years ago.
Fournette sent out a tweet Tuesday night that pretty much squashes any rumors about his departure.
I will never jump ship… I'm drowning with my brothers
— 7⃣ Leonard Fournette (@_fournette) September 30, 2015
While Fournette may have maxed out his draft stock so far, there is still a lot to be said about what he wants to do for the Tigers’ program itself. That is probably more important to Fournette than any position in the NFL Draft he may be given.
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