BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) - New Orleans native Leonard Fournette chose not to participate in any of the timed drills today, rather sticking with his numbers from the NFL Combine. But by many accounts, he looked as fresh as ever and much improved from the fall when he played with a banged up ankle all season.
"They understood the situation that I was in and that I kept playing with the injury," said Fournette. "They respected it. They always ask me if I'm 100 percent. I give them the right answer. I'm 100 percent. Nothing's bothering me."
"He looked tremendous in the drills that he did and crisp. His ankle, to me, looked like it was 100 percent. I'm not a doctor, but it looked great. He cut, he changed direction well, he's happy. With a lot of guys, it was a wow factor when he ran through those bags," said LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron.
"It's a long process, but I'm enjoying it. You only get this one time. I don't complain about it. It's part of our business and everyday life now. So I just get to it," said Fournette.
One of the biggest things that stuck out with Fournette was how lean he was. He dropped down to 228 pounds and says he wanted to prove to NFL that he can play and perform well no matter what weight he's at.