Leonard Fournette to the New Orleans Saints? This could happen.
Can you imagine having Drew Brees and Leonard Fournette in the same offense? This is not so far fetched. There have been at least two or three mock draftscthat have the Saints picking a running back in the first round next year. One of those actually have the Saints picking Leonard Fournette. Just imagine the possibilities.
There’s so many mock drafts out there, that it’s hard to sift through the some of the garbage out there. However, there have been some respected sites out there that have the Saints picking at least a running back with their first pick. Some have them picking Christian McCaffrey from Stanford, and others have them going in a totally different route.
CBS Sports just came out with a mock draft three says ago, and they have the Green Bay Packers picking Fournette at the 11th spot right after the Saints pick.
It’s hard to even fathom the possibility that Fournette will be on the board when the Saints make their first pick. Here is yet another one that has the Buffalo Bills picking Fournette right before the Saints at the 13th spot. This one was released was just five days ago by Pro Football Focus.
The reality is that if the Saints finish between 6-10 and 7-9, they will at least have a fair chance to make Leonard Fournette a Saint. This would change EVERYTHING. Drew Brees could actually play until the age of 43. The Saints could win the Super Bowl in 2018. The reason being is that Fournette will make the defense better.
If the Saints become more balanced on offense then that means the Saints defense will not be on the field too long. Furthermore, this means at least a fresh defense for most of the time. At the same time, the Saints’ offense will be dynamic and feared. The pressure will be off of Drew Brees, and there will be less chance that Brees will get hit.
Can you see it at least? All I know is Fournette reminds me of a guy that used to run over people, and there’s no way the Saints pass on him if he’s still on the board.