Leonard Fournette slims down to 228 pounds for LSU pro day

Posted April 07, 2017

Former LSU standout safety Jamal Adams has been very vocal about his desire to be one of the first picks taken in the 2017 NFL Draft. Fournette did not attempt to improve on his Combine 40-yard time of 4.51.

ESPN's Mark Triplett reported Wednesday that Fournette wanted to show teams that he could drop the weight. It really doesn't matter.

Comparing a rising draft prospect to one of the best defenders in the National Football League seems a bit odd, especially considering Adams is likely to be a Top 10 selection after only three seasons at LSU. "I'm going to play good at any weight I want".

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The Combine offers a chance for talent evaluators to fall in love with the physical skills of a prospect - but also to read too far into test numbers that may disappoint.

The clocks on campus were showing a 4.33 time for Adams but there's traditionally some home-cooking involved at every pro day, and the only real "official" times are the ones the teams themselves harvest and keep for their own uses.

Fournette said he is completely healthy after a season in which he was hampered by a lingering ankle injury.

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Adams was a leader on one of the nation's stingiest defenses last season. A three-year starter for the Tigers, Adams racked up 209 tackles, 17.5 tackles, two sacks, 15 pass breakups, five interceptions and one forced fumble in his career.

In all, 18 players participated in LSU pro day, including receivers Malachi Dupre and Travin Dural, linebacker Kendell Beckwith, cornerback Tre'Davious White, offensive lineman Ethan Pocic and defensive tackle Davon Godchaux.

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