Leonard Fournette   #27 RB

Height: 6-0   Weight: 228   Age: 23

Born: 1/18/1995 New Orleans , LA

College: LSU

Experience: 2nd season

High School: St. Augustine HS [New Orleans, LA]

CAR

268

YDS

1,040

AVG

3.9

TDS

9

Draft 2017

Pick No.4

Selected By: Jacksonville Jaguars

Round: 1

Pick (Overall): 4 (4)

Pick Analysis: It was pretty clear that Fournette was going to be a star in college after he dominated at the high school level in New Orleans. The No. 1 overall recruit and USA Today National High School Offensive Player of the Year chose to stay in-state, and he made his mark in his three years at LSU. Fournette led the SEC in all-purpose yards as a true freshman (137.4 per game, including 1,034 rushing yards, 625 on kickoff returns). He followed that up with by nearly clearing the 2,000-yard mark (1,953) and scoring 22 rushing touchdowns in a consensus All-American sophomore campaign. Unfortunately, his junior season did not go as planned, as a pre-season ankle injury was aggravated multiple times during the year, limiting his playing time to just seven games (he chose not to play in the team's bowl game to prepare himself for the pre-draft evaluation process). That seventh game shouldn't have happened, but a pre-game brawl against Florida pushed him to play hurt. Regardless of the injury, he received second-team All-SEC honors with five 100-yard games and a 287-yard, three-touchdown effort against Ole Miss.

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  1. Jaguars select Leonard Fournette No. 4 in the 2017 NFL Draft

    Published: April 27, 2017 at 08:58 p.m.

    The Jacksonville Jaguars select LSU running back Leonard Fournette No. 4 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.

  2. Jacksonville front office tells Leonard Fournette he's going to be a Jaguar

    Published: April 28, 2017 at 12:01 a.m.

    Listen in on the conversation between the Jacksonville Jaguars and running back Leonard Fournette as he is drafted by the Jaguars in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

  3. Instant Draft Grade Leonard Fournette: A+

    Published: April 27, 2017 at 08:44 p.m.

    NFL Media's Matt Smith, Bucky Brooks, and Lance Zierlein give Leonard Fournette an A+ draft grade.

  4. Fournette: I'm a game changer, I'm a leader

    Published: April 27, 2017 at 11:09 p.m.

    NFL Media's Dave Dameshek and Ike Taylor talk to No. 4 pick Leonard Fournette.

  5. LT: Fournette will carry the Jaguars offense

    Published: April 27, 2017 at 09:03 p.m.

    NFL Media's Ladainian Tomlinson discusses why Leonard Fournette was a great pick for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

  6. Five facts: Leonard Fournette

    Published: April 14, 2017 at 11:20 a.m.

    Why did running back Leonard Fournette wear No. 7 at LSU? Here are five things you should know about the 1st-round hopeful.

  7. First Draft: Leonard Fournette on surviving Hurricane Katrina

    Published: March 15, 2017 at 02:57 p.m.

    In today's fast-paced offense running backs can't just be quick and big: they have to be both. Leonard Fournette definitely fits the bill and LSU?s leading man in the backfield is looking to make a name for himself at the next level.

  8. Leonard Fournette college highlights

    Published: April 8, 2017 at 09:34 p.m.

    Everything you need to know about LSU running back Leonard Fournette.

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