Just over one month ago, former LSU RB Leonard Fournette checked in at 240 pounds during the NFL Combine.
Many folks feared that was much too heavy for the projected first-round pick to be an effective runner at the next level. Those concerns were eased at the LSU Pro Day on Wednesday.
According to NFL Network producer Andrew Groover, Fournette weighed in at 228 pounds to begin the workout in Baton Rouge.
— Andrew Groover (@APGroover) April 5, 2017
For those not wanting to do the math, that’s 12 pounds in roughly one month, or about three pounds per week.
SEC Country’s Alex Hickey zeroed in on Leonard Fournette’s status as one of the top five things to watch during the Tigers pro day:
The coveted running back answered many questions at the 2017 NFL Combine in Indianapolis but more remain.
Fournette raised eyebrows — not necessarily in a good way — by weighing in at 240 pounds at the combine. However, his 4.51-second time in the 40-yard dash was the fastest ever for a running back his size, quickly dissuading those worries.
Fournette did not participate in the 3-cone drill and shuttle runs in Indy, so look for him to get plenty of attention in those events.
The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger reports that Fournette will not run the 40-yard dash at the Pro Day, instead choosing to keep his 4.51 time at the Combine as the number of record for NFL teams.