LSU running back Leonard Fournette runs with the ball during a drill at the NFL football scouting combine on Friday, March 3, 2017, in Indianapolis. (Aaron M. Sprecher via AP)

 

To say that the Carolina Panthers had a disappointing season would be an understatement. But things aren’t all doom and gloom for the former Super Bowl contender. Their injury riddled season has left them with the 8th pick in the draft. Carolina is not a team that’s going to be down long, this off season is all about reloading the defense, and making the O-line better. However, with the 8th pick Carolina needs to get Cam Newton a young offensive weapon and Leonard Fournette fits their blue collar identity like a glove.

Both sides have shown mutual interest, and fans have salivated at the idea of Fournette right next to Cam as this deadly double barreled shotgun of a running game. But now as the draft nears we’ve reached a point of over analysis. People are starting to doubt what their gut tells them. Yes, Christian McCaffrey is a versatile prospect. And even our very own Dan Schalk has Carolina selecting McCaffrey at the 8 spot. Some even think Carolina should pick up a defensive end.

Stop overthinking it! Fournette is the only pick to make. Here’s his draft profile.

But Jonathan Stewart is a power running back, why load up with two? Jonathan Stewart is also 30 years old. So stop trying to be fancy and pick a guy who will be physical, aggressive, and hit hard at the end of his run. He will generate a substantial amount of attention making defenses play tighter because he’s capable of huge game changing runs. The worst you can say about him is he doesn’t create offense by making people miss. He will run through people, not juke them.

Fournette is the best RB in the draft. His combination of size and speed will make him an instant offensive weapon next to the former MVP.

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