If there were some last minute doubts or clouds of speculation surrounding LSU Runningback Leonard Fournette or Safety Jamal Adams, I think they can be put to rest. Both presumed top-15 draft picks are having themselves a day today at LSU's pro-day, both stepping up from their NFL Combine performances (which were still very good).
When Leonard Fournette stepped on the scale today, he immediately erased the doubts that surrounded his weight at the Combine. He weighed in at 240-pounds for the NFL combine, and eyebrows were raised in a bad way, but when he weighed in today 12-pounds lighter, those doubts were laid to rest. Fournette is most likely going to be the first RB taken in the draft, and for good reason. He brings size, speed, and agility, all while having a dominating physical presence, being able to run inside the tackles or out. Fournette was sidelined for much of last season with an ankle injury, among others, but NFL teams should be happy he stayed out because it looks like the big-back is ready to go and should have an impact right away on whatever team drafts him.
Jamal Adams is ranked by most experts as a top safety, coming in at #1 or #2 on most big boards, and he added to that today. Adams ran a 4.56 40-yard dash at the NFL combine, which was good, but today he came out flying, running a staggering 4.33 and showing just how explosive he is. He is good all around in the secondary, with excellent coverage skills, both alone and over the top, and his strength and speed allow him to cover a lot of ground and make opponents pay over the middle. Adams has bet on himself big-time, insisting that he is a top-5 pick and the best safety, and truthfully, he might not be wrong.
These LSU studs will continue to workout at Pro-Day today, and I'm sure they will continue to raise the bar for themselves and their draft stocks.