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Bleacher Report columnist Brian Pedersen ranked the top 50 college football players after 2016 spring practice and three players from LSU made the list, including junior running back Leonard Fournette who landed at No. 4.

Here was the Top 5:

1. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
2. Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
3. Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State
4. Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
5. J.T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State

Here is what they had to say about Fournette:

Leonard Fournette can run around most defenders, but with a monstrous body like his, why bother? As defenders who tried to tackle him the past two seasons have found out, he doesn't go down easily and rarely on first contact.

“Fournette is a freak,” Bleacher Report's Barrett Sallee said. “He has the speed of a track star, the power of a Mack truck and the vision of a seasoned veteran. He's one of those players who can succeed even when everybody knows he's getting the ball. Simply put, he's better than anybody he faces, and he knows it.”
LSU junior safety Jamal Adams was ranked No. 17 and senior linebacker Kendell Beckwith landed at No. 47

You can see the complete Top 50 here.
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TheWalrus98 months
McCaffrey had a good year overall, but people are putting way too much stock in him destroying a shitty Iowa team that had one 7th round pick and one top prospect for 2017.
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Datbayoubengal98 months
I don't put stock into that, I put stock in the fact that he threw a TD (2) ran for a TD (8) caught a TD (5) scored on a KR (1) scored on a PR (1) If the head coach didn't give it to the senior RB at the goal line every game, He'd have 12-15 more rushing TDs.
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Datbayoubengal98 months
Watson, McCaffrey (only because he does everything for Stanford except tackle and kick), Fournette, Cook, and a take your pick defensive stud. That's my top 5. No way Cook should be over Fournette. Having bad games vs Houston and Boston College is not near the same thing as having a bad game vs Alabama's front nine. Yes, I said nine. You don't think we saw those safeties running up most of the game as soon as the ball was snapped?
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pellietigersaint98 months
cook? B/R dont care They are just trying to make a name. they try too hard
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CaliTigerHB98 months
Fournette is the best running back in the country. Period
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dgnx698 months
Let those guys strap it up in the sec, then we can talk.
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Froman98 months
Definitely not clicking on s Bleacher Report article on purpose.
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CCTider98 months
50 slide slideshow... Go to hell, bleacher report.
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The TurdBurglar98 months
Cook over fournette? Wow that's some bullshite
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Solo Cam98 months
"Bleacher Report columnist" Stopped there
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DVinBR98 months
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texastigerr98 months
1. Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson 2. Leonard Fournette, RB 3. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford 4. Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State 5. JT Barrett Fixed it.
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AlabamasSalaryCap98 months
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ForeverLSU0298 months
Championship or bust!
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