LSU running back officially declared for the NFL Draft on Monday and is expected to be chosen early.
But one Fox Sports Host doesn’t think Fournette will succeed in the NFL.
While speaking on his radio show, Fox Sports’ Ben Maller said he is skeptical of Fournette’s ability to succeed in the NFL.
Maller said, “He is going to play for a franchise that sucks, a franchise in shambles…That is a death sentence for a running back. How many running backs have the Cleveland Browns had, for example, over the years? Some drafted high, some out of the Southeastern Conference. Trent Richardson ring a bell? How’s that working out for you? Not so goof. He’ll be walking in, Fournette, to a fertilizer factory, and they will request, the team that drafts him, to make delicious chocolate cake out of the piles of fertilizer that he is surrounded by. That will be the job of Leonard Fournette in the NFL.”
In three years at LSU, Fournette has rushed for just under 4,000 yards and 40 touchdowns. This season, however, he missed several games due to an injury and has rushed for 843 yards.