Is former LSU star running back Leonard Fournette destined to be a Colt, a Panther, or possibly a Jet? Is he a top-10 pick? Or could he possibly be available at pick 14?
Those are some questions weighing on experts' minds as they attempt to project the first round of the 2017 NFL draft.
Before Fournette goes anywhere, though, some experts predict former Tiger safety Jamal Adams will be drafted within the top five picks. The only other Tiger on the experts' Round 1 radar is cornerback Tre'Davious White, who is snatched up by the Saints at the No. 11 pick in one projection.
The former LSU running back and New Orleans native celebrated his 22nd birthday and his new endorsement deal with Under Armour with a pep rally at his alma mater, St. Augustine High School.
Here's a summary of three projections (click each link to see the full report):
- Adams to the Tennessee Titans at No. 5: "With a top-five pick, the Titans need to first and foremost add a difference-maker and Adams has that type of ability."
- Fournette to the Indianapolis Colts at No. 14: "Is running back the top need for the Colts this offseason? No. But with a talent like Fournette still available ... it would be easy to see general manager Ryan Grigson drafting the uber-talented running back."
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- Adams to the Jacksonville Jaguars at No. 4: "Adams is a tone-setter and would team up with Jalen Ramsey to give the Jaguars two superstars in the secondary. ... Adams is too good to bypass."
- Fournette to the Carolina Panthers at No. 8: "The Panthers need to take some pressure off of Cam Newton, and that's exactly what Fournette would do."
- White to the Saints at No. 11: "His ball skills and toughness would be a great addition to the Saints' defense."
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- Adams to the Jaguars at No. 4: "Adams has drawn comparisons to fellow LSU secondary star Tyrann Mathieu. Adams is actually bigger, with school measurements of 6-feet, 211 pounds."
- Fournette to the New York Jets at No. 6: "There’s no doubt Fournette is the most exciting player still on the board ... a once-in-a-generation RB talent."
ORLANDO, Fla. — It’s called the “Jamal Adams Rule.”