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LSU pro day: Fournette, Adams strengthen top-5 case for draft

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LSU held its pro-day workout Wednesday, and with just a few schools with limited prospect appeal for scouts ahead on the pro day schedule, this was the last opportunity for NFL clubs to watch first-round caliber prospects in a pro-day setting. With RB Leonard Fournette and S Jamal Adams as the primary attractions, the event drew plenty of NFL personnel. A few things we learned from the LSU workout:

1. Fournette, Adams advance their causes. Whatever chance LSU has of placing both RB Leonard Fournette and S Jamal Adams in the draft's top five picks, it's looking a little better after Wednesday. Adams, unhappy with his 4.56 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, re-tested Wednesday and clocked an official time of 4.45, per NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt. What could it mean for Adams? NFL Network draft expert Mike Mayock sees him, at least, as a lock for the top 10.

"Today, I had him at 4.38 (seconds in the 40). All the scouts in my group had the same thing. You're talking about a 212-pound safety, runs sub-4.4. He's a top-10 pick. Great movement skills. Leader, captain. You got to love this kid. I think he's a top-10 pick all day long, regardless of what he ran."

As for Fournette, he drew some unwanted attention when he weighed in at 240 pounds at the combine last month. He said it was merely water weight at the time, but he obviously felt like he had something to prove in trimming down to 228 for Wednesday morning's workout. In an effort to convince scouts of his ability to catch the ball, which he didn't often get to display in LSU's offense, Fournette participated not only in running back drills but in wide receiver drills as well. And the result was impressive.

"I wanted to see him catch the football and run routes. He did both extremely well," Mayock said. "Remember, he only had 41 career receptions at LSU. They didn't ask him to do much on third down; that's been the criticism. But he really caught the ball well, very smooth, had no problems."

2. Five head coaches make trip. With two elite draft prospects in Fournette and Adams, plus a number of other intriguing prospects, it was no surprise that LSU's pro day drew its share of NFL head coaches. Five made the trip: the Saints' Sean Payton, the Steelers' Mike Tomlin, the Jets' Todd Bowles, the Titans' Mike Mularkey and the Lions' Jim Caldwell were in Baton Rouge. Also in attendance were GMs Jerry Reese of the Giants and Jon Robinson of the Titans. All 32 teams had representatives at the workout.

3. Dupre expects Friday call. WR Malachi Dupre isn't in the conversation to be a first-round selection, but he said following his workout that he believes he'll get his draft call on Day 2, which would be in the second or third round. He also confirmed upcoming pre-draft visits with the Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints and Cleveland Browns. Dupre re-tested in the 40 on Wednesday, and improved to an unofficial 4.46, per the school. He clocked a 4.52 at the combine.

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4. Running again. CB Tre'Davious White, like Dupre, didn't do much on Wednesday, standing on his combine numbers in most testing, but he did run the 40-yard dash again. The official result was a 4.52, per Brandt, which is a bit off the 4.47 clocking he had in Indianapolis.

Baylor held its pro day Wednesday, as well. Some key points from the Bears' workout:

Baylor: Cannon to work out for Lions, Rams

Big draw: WR KD Cannon
Don't forget: WR Ishmael Zamora
Attendance: There were 40 NFL personnel from 29 clubs at Baylor, per the Forth Worth Star-Telegram.
The skinny: Cannon, a dangerous three-year vertical threat in the Baylor offense, will work out for the Detroit Lions and Los Angeles Rams this weekend, per the Dallas Morning News, and met with the Dallas Cowboys following his workout. Cannon also told reporters he received a recommendation to return to college after the 2016 season from the NFL College Advisory Committee. Cannon opted for early draft entry, though. ... Zamora, who was not invited to the combine due to the NFL's conduct policy on combine invitees, ran an unofficial 4.4 40-yard dash at 6-foot-3, 224 pounds, per the Austin American-Statesman. He's visited the Oakland Raiders and has visits scheduled with the Bengals and Chargers. ... Baylor QB Seth Russell will attend the Cowboys' local workout on Friday, per the Star-Telegram.

Follow Chase Goodbread on Twitter @ChaseGoodbread.

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