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Leonard Fournette scored 11 on Wonderlic test

Leonard Fournette scored 11 on Wonderlic test

The Carolina Panthers will soon be on the clock early in next week's NFL Draft, and running backs are now all the rage. He's going to elevate his brand and draft stock with his flawless use of Twitter.

The first round of the NFL Draft is Thursday, April 27 in Philadelphia.

Asked if McCaffrey is among the "half dozen" three-down backs he said he sees in this draft, Gettleman replied: "He can run it". We can all agree that, with feet like that, wherever he lands will have an explosive weapon coming out of the backfield.

Gettleman said they will draft the best player available.

Added Gettleman, "Christian is a different style from Leonard".

The following slides are my draft notes as well as my pro-player comparison for the young running back.

"They both fit, they're just different styles", Gettleman said. It certainly sounds like Gettelman envisions McCaffrey as an every down back. Earlier today in a press conference GM Dave Gettleman stated, "in this league you need to be able to stop the run, run the ball, and rush the pass".

"Well, the last two years he's rushed the ball for 650 (carries) and he's caught another 90 balls".

While some have raised concerns about his ability to handle that kind of workload, Gettleman included Stanford's Christian McCaffrey in that group and said that McCaffrey showed the ability to run, catch and "carry the load" while in college.

Fournette, considered by many to be a top-10 pick and best running back available, scored an 11 out of possible 50, according to The Journal Sentinel's Bob McGinn.

Fans are still recovering after the teams losing season this past year, but excitement is high for the draft and the moves made during the off season, including signing Kawann Short to a five-year deal.

If that doesn't qualify as an official endorsement, I'm not sure what does.


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