LSU runs a system where they can have multiple RBs who seem like the ones carrying the load in games. I sure hope Nick realizes this. Just because you're not penciled in as the #1 doesn't mean you'll lack touches compared to a #1. LSU is one of the few systems where you could see 40+ carries between 2-3 RBs in a game depending on what's going on(obviously).
It shouldn't be seen as a negative to play behind Fournette because Nick is going to get him some too. You might even see a system where they line 2 RBs up and it could actually improve the performance of a guy like Nick because defenses are keyed in on a guy like Fournette. Not everything has to be negative just because you're not the #1. LSU puts you in the NFL even when you don't exactly have the most stellar college career and that's saying a lot.
Nick should also realize that the NFL doesn't look at RBs in the same way they use to 15 years ago. They're a dime a dozen and if you don't have durability coming into the NFL you're going to drop severely. Most systems run 2-3 backs in the NFL. Do you want to be driven in the ground like Saban does to his RBs and they have very little gas left in the tank going into the NFL?
This post was edited on 7/22 at 1:05 pm