So who is it? Adrian Peterson? Le’Veon Bell? Ezekiel Elliott?
Which great back, present or past, does Leonard Fournette consider as a model for his game?
‘I try to be who I am’
“I really don’t model myself after anybody,” the former LSU star told Bruce Murray and Brady Quinn on the SiriusXM Blitz while at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. “I try to be who I am.”
Which, by itself, is very good and likely to make Fournette the first back selected in the NFL Draft.
‘You can’t compare me to the greats who’ve done the things that I want to do’
“You can’t compare me to the greats who’ve (done) the things that I want to do,” he said. “I mean, I don’t compare myself to that, so I just try to be me.”
The great patience that have served Bell and Elliott so well as runners is something Fournette already incorporates in his game. He says it isn’t all that unusual, either, and that he and the other two top backs in the Class of 2017 — Florida State’s Dalvin Cook and Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey — has their own special qualities.
‘Every running back has patience’
“I mean, every running back has (patience),” Fournette said. “Every running back practices it. In practice, every running back goes over it. I mean, everybody’s game’s different. Dalvin’s fast; he’s shifty. So is Christian. I’m a bigger person.”