INDIANAPOLIS — A pair of Leonard Fournette’s former offensive linemen at LSU are in town for this week’s NFL scouting combine, and they don’t see any backs on his level here.
“Nobody’s better,” Vadal Alexander said. “I think he’s the best running back in the country.”
Alexander and Jerald Hawkins are both expected to fly off the board during the first two days of the draft, thanks in small part to Fournette, who racked up 1,953 yards and 22 touchdowns on the ground this past season.
“A lot of times he makes you right when you’re not right,” Alexander said. “He’s the offensive line’s dream running back.”
After falling out of the Heisman Trophy race in November, Fournette has another chance at college football’s highest individual honor.
How high can his totals climb?
Alexander said you can “just add a couple hundred” yards to last season’s totals, thanks to a cancelled game vs. McNeese State.
“I think he’ll win the Heisman,” Alexander said.
Can he join Henry, Bo Jackson and Herschel Walker as one of the SEC’s greatest running backs of all-time?
“He has the talent to do what you’re saying,” Alexander said. “He has the capability. So many things can happen.”