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5 Things to Know About Leonard Fournette

A few interesting facts about the LSU running back.

Some of the top shots of LSU's Leonard Fournette.

1. He has been the best running back in the country since high school.
There are a handful of players who were top prospects coming out of high school and are projected to be the No. 1 draft pick at their respective position. If Fournette is the first running back taken, he will be a part of that group. Coming out of high school, Fournette was the No. 1 overall prospect in the country, in addition to being the nation's top running back.

2. He's being compared to an all-time NFL great.
In his scouting report on Bleacher Report, Brian Pederson compares Fournette to All-Pro Adrian Peterson. CBS Sports' Rob Rang agrees, also comparing the LSU star to Peterson.

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  1. He's one of the biggest running backs in the draft.**
    Fournette is described as a power back who thrives running in between the tackles. At 6 feet tall and 240 pounds, he's built for it. Despite being one of the biggest running backs in this year's draft class, he ran the 40-yard dash in just 4.51 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine. Fournette is one of three running backs many believe will be first-round picks, along with Florida State's Dalvin Cook and Stanford's Christian McCaffrey. Neither of Fournette's counterparts ran faster than 4.48.

4. He's one of the best to come out of LSU.
Fournette played in just 32 games during his three-year career at LSU, but his numbers still place him among the best to ever attend the school. He finished his career No. 2 on the school's all-time list in all-purpose yards, No. 3 in total touchdowns and No. 4 in rushing yards. He holds the LSU record in yards per carry and 200-yard games. He is also the only player in LSU history to rush for 1,000 yards or more in each of his first two seasons.

5. He is a former track star.
In high school, Fournette stood out on both the football field and the track. His fastest time in the 200-meter dash was 21.57 seconds, which is a record in his region of Louisiana. He was clocked running the 100-meter dash in 10.68 seconds, which is the second-fastest of all-time in his region. He also competed in the 4x100 and 4x200 relays.

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