Leonard Fournette’s time as an LSU Tiger is done. After three spectacular years at the school, Fournette will sit out the Tigers bowl game and declare for the NFL Draft.
While someone fans may not like the idea of Fournette sitting out the game, ESPN insider Adam Schefter says it is absolutely the right thing to do. And brought up a compelling case as to why.
Two words on why Leonard Fournette absolutely is doing the right thing by skipping the bowl.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 16, 2016
For those who don’t remember or are unaware, Jaylon Smith was a linebacker for Notre Dame last year. By all accounts he was a consensus top-1o pick. Then in his team’s bowl game against Ohio State, Smith blew out his knee. He ended up falling to the second round, has not played a game yet this season and some worry if he will ever play a game.
Fournette has battled ankle issues throughout the season, which is why he has only played in seven games this year. But despite the limited playing time, he still managed to 843 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. LSU will still have Derrius Guice in the backfield and Guice led the SEC in rushing this season with 1,249 yards.
LSU plays in the Citrus Bowl on Dec. 31.