Should the Tennessee Titans bring in Leonard Fournette to back up Derrick Henry?
According to multiple sources, it looks like the Jacksonville Jaguars are looking to move on from former first round pick Leonard Fournette.
In case you didn’t know, Leonard Fournette came into the NFL as one of the most well-regarded prospects in the last decade. After being the top recruit out of high school, Fournette cruised through LSU ripping off big performances in big games…as long as you don’t include Alabama.
In mock drafts it was a rarity to see him fall out of the top-4 and if he fell out of the top-6 then that mock draft instantly lost credibility. Even so much that Charley Casserly’s final mock draft had Fournette going 2nd overall to the San Francisco 49ers saying:
"I never bought into Solomon Thomas in this spot. Fournette is the second-best player in this draft."
His biggest detractors still thought he was a top-20 player in the 2017 NFL Draft, but many agreed that it was Myles Garrett at #1 and then Fournette right behind him:
In just 3 years Fournette has gone from “Hall of Fame” to a trade candidate that coaches don’t like working with.
So, should the Tennessee Titans be interested in trading for Fournette? Easy answer, no.
Over the past three years, there have been 43 players to have more than 300 rush attempts or more and Fournette ranks 34th (or 10th worst) among those players with 3.95 rushing yards per attempt.
Even if you try to say that having his as an option with fresh legs behind Derrick Henry, that doesn’t pan out. When you take the 15 games in his career where he rushed 15 or fewer times, he still only averages 3.2 YPA and 48 yards and over that stretch he just had 1 TD.
Is that worth a draft pick? Even if he played for the veteran minimum it wouldn’t be worth it, much less for a draft pick.
So in case, you were wondering if this was one of those moves with a lot of high upside or potential, just go ahead and shut that down. He reportedly isn’t well-liked in the locker room, he doesn’t produce at a high level (or even a medium level) and he costs money. All of those are strong no’s from me and they should be from you as well.