For the last few months, there has been speculation on whether LSU star running back Leonard Fournette would play in 2016 or sit out and prepare for the NFL Draft in 2017. On Sunday, there were reports that Fournette may be considering doing just that, especially after he has been held under 100 yards rushing the last two weeks.
Many people have voiced their opinion about Fournette skipping out next season and one former SEC running back knows that it would be against his best interest. St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley said that it wouldn’t make a ton of sense for Fournette to sit out.
Todd Gurley has a message for those who think Leonard Fournette should sit out next season to protect his health. pic.twitter.com/4HHElwAEzV
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) November 15, 2015
Gurley would know a lot about leaving for the NFL. During his junior year, Gurley missed four games on suspension due to an NCAA violation and later tore his ACL that caused him to miss the rest of the season.
He still left for the 2015 NFL Draft, but he was also considered to be one of the top prospects. He ended being drafted tenth overall by the Rams and is now a leading candidate for Rookie of the Year.
Whatever Fournette decides to do, he must consider all options when making a decision.
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