Leonard Fournette: 'I finally get to chase my dream'

Leonard Fournette: 'I finally get to chase my dream'

PHILADELPHIA, PA (WVUE) - - The legend of Leonard Fournette started at St. Aug his freshman year, and Thursday night in Philadelphia, it will only grow.

Fournette appeared laid-back at the Shriners Hospital with other future draftees today, but the fact he'll be in the NFL tomorrow still hasn't fully sunk in.

"I mean not really. Until my name is called on the stage, my hat and my jersey. That's when it's really going to hit me," said Fournette.

What team he'll land with Thursday night is still anyone's guess.

"I don't think Leonard Fournette gets past the first 8-9 picks obviously. I look at San Francisco, and say who could impact that team immediately at 2, it could be Fournette. He might not get to 4, I don't know. He's a difference maker, you got to treat him like an old-school, Adrian Peterson type of back. He needs 20 carries a game. Handed it to him, let him go downhill," said NFL Network draft expert Mike Mayock.

After the embrace of Commissioner Goodell, Fournette will celebrate with a big crew from his hometown of New Orleans.

"It's going to be fun for me, having my kids here. My family here, my mom and my dad. This is an opportunity I've been waiting for since I was a kid. I finally get to chase my dream, that I've been chasing for a while now. Just give everyone motivation," said Fournette.

At SEC Media Days his sophomore year, Fournette rocked red pants, they were eye-catching. Thursday night the former LSU running back said he'll wear a toned down outfit.

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