Published: Sat, April 22, 2017
Sport | By Scott Davis

Leonard Fournette, Dalvin Cook, Christian McCaffrey's Wonderlic Scores Revealed

Leonard Fournette, Dalvin Cook, Christian McCaffrey's Wonderlic Scores Revealed

Mayock predicted most of the guys taken in the first three rounds to be every-down backs for the teams that draft them.

Gettleman said what others think won't play into what he does.

The Panthers will pick eighth overall at the draft held in Philadelphia. The Broncos are said to have some interest in the running back, but it's highly unlikely that McCaffrey lasts all the way until the 20th pick.

McCaffrey is now projected as a first-round pick in next week's draft. This is the first in a series of stories analyzing 15 players who could be good fits for Washington at that position. Foreman might not be a third-down back, he might be a first- or second-down.

This year, he expects 10 or 11 running backs to be off the board by the end of Round 3.

LSU bulldozer Leonard Fournette and Stanford all-purpose back Christian McCaffrey are the two most connected to the Panthers as potential backfield mates for veteran Jonathan Stewart. "Where we can take the best player available". "Does this guy really fit what we want to do?"

Fournette is projected to get selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars at no. 4 in recent mock drafts.

"If there's a position we're particularly strong in and our turn comes to draft and the best player on the board is at that position, I've shown that I'm not afraid to do it", Gettleman said, referencing Carolina's last two first-round picks - defensive tackle Vernon Butler a year ago and linebacker Shaq Thompson in 2015. McCaffrey is a better overall player than Fournette, but that wasn't seen in college. "We were getting players that were fundamentally sound, and you just had to polish the stone a little bit", Gettleman said. "I would want those guys", he said. John Ross turned some heads at the NFL Scouting Combine by running faster than Chris Johnson's all-time record in the 40-yard dash.

"And as you go through the draft, Marlon Mack is probably a three-down back", Mayock continued.

But it's worth noting that McCaffrey's durability doesn't concern Gettleman.

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