Jamal Adams steals the show at LSU Pro Day
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 19, 2017,
Apr 19, 2017, 1:17
Leonard Fournette received his fair share of criticism for showing up at the NFL Combine at 240 pounds.
Coming out of the NFL Combine, the biggest concern teams had about running back Leonard Fournette was his weight.
Fournette showed up to LSU's pro day on Wednesday, April 5, looking considerably lighter and leaner, weighing in at 228 lbs-12 lbs lighter than when he worked out for teams in Indianapolis at the Combine a month ago. "It's where I'm supposed to land, but that's definitely my goal".
"My mom has been on me about what I'm eating", Fournette joked. He went on to have an uneven day, thoroughly disappointing with his vertical leap but turning some heads with a 4.5 40-Yard Dash.
Other than his weigh in, Fournette did a variety of agility drills and demonstrated his ability in the passing game by running a variety of routes out of the backfield or lined up as a receiver.
That's a good time for a safety plus Adams plays very fast on the football field.
Fournette says he is fully healthy after a season in which he was hampered by a lingering ankle injury. They said at the next level it's different. "Want to show everbody I could lose the weight". He finished with 3,830 rushing yards (averaging 119.7 yards per game and 6.2 yards per carry) and 42 total touchdowns in just 32 career games played.
It's unclear how many drills Fournette will perform at his home base on Wednesday.