LSU running back Leonard Fournette is one of the best players in the country and, barring something drastic happening, everyone believes that he is going to be a top five pick next April. It certainly seems like NFL executives and coaches around the college football world think he can make a huge statement in the NFL.
A handful of NFL.com analysts reported some comments from coaches and executives that gave Fournette a ton of praise. One executive in the NFC compared him to Bo Jackson, who had a great career in the NFL ahead of him before dislocating his hip, and Herschel Walker, one of the best running backs in SEC history.
“Fournette reminds me of Herschel Walker and Bo Jackson,” a veteran NFC executive said about the junior back.
One SEC defensive coordinator, who should know the Tiger very well, talked about Fournette’s running style and power. He said he rated him higher than two very good NFL backs.
“I thought Todd Gurley was the best RB prospect I had played against or seen since Adrian Peterson. I rate Leonard Fournette higher. I think he has the full arsenal — size, speed, power, vision, toughness and character,” the coach said.
Leonard Fournette set school records in 2015 as he rushed for 1,953 yards, 21 touchdowns and went for over 186 yards a game, which led the nation. I think it is safe to he will be a top player available in the draft next year.