This Week In Hyperbole: My Favorite Team Is Going To Win The Super Bowl With Leonard Fournette
This is a weekly article focusing on hyperbole and (over)reactions to the latest NFL news.
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THE AFC EAST
If Leonard Fournette goes to the Patriots if they trade Jimmy G for the 12th pick. You moving LF down your dynasty boards? #dynastytrades
— Shane Burnett (@SpartacusPTech) March 8, 2017
I'm just imagining the Patriots with the 11th overall pick. Would they take Fournette to be their new Blount? Reuben Foster? O.J. Howard?
— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) March 14, 2017
Imagine the Patriots trading Garopollo for the 49ers 2nd pick and drafting Fournette with it bruhhhhhh
— Izatullah🇦🇫📸 (@GeauxFlow) April 6, 2017
Or they will trade Garoppolo to the Browns for pick 12 so they can draft Fournette.
Or they will get the Saints’ No. 11 pick because New Orleans signs New England cornerback Malcolm Butler, who has a first-round tender.
That’s Bill Belichick’s style. The last RB he drafted higher than the fourth round was Shane Vereen in the second. He also selected Stevan Ridley in the third round of the 2011 draft. He has drafted one RB total in the five drafts since.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) April 5, 2017
I own so much fucking Matt Forte, this better not happen.
@JohnMurphyShow But if I'm the Bills. And Fournette is still there, I take him. McCoy has an out on his contract next year. It may be time to look forward.
— sport guy (@CoolguyMfs) April 7, 2017
McCoy And The 10th Pick For The 4th Pick!
Bills Take RB Leonard Fournette At 4!
Jags Take CB Marlon Humphrey At 10!
— Dolphins99! (@dolphinfiegl99) March 2, 2017
We are through three teams and we already have him going with the No. 2, 4, 6, 10, 11, and 12 picks.
We’re going to need Daniel Day Lewis’ character from Gangs of New York to chop this fat bastard up.
@Phins4Peppers Idk. That'd be really tough. But having Fournette & Ajayi in the backfield, the #Dolphins could have Cleo Lemon at QB. Lol
— #FinsUp🐬 FOR-EV-ER! (@MaineFinFan) January 31, 2017
Yes, this would be beyond stupid, Fournette, McCaffrey maybe, otherwise, yes, we would all get free TV's in downtown Miami https://t.co/3IqPHCg7nw
— 1fishfan72 (@1fishfan_72) April 7, 2017
Yes, this would be beyond stupid. Unless it’s two of the three that are expected to get taken in the first round, then… maybe.
Leonard Fournette is Jim Brown @Browns
— ORO (@hoosierIUdaddy) April 14, 2017
— EJ Hill (@RicochetEJHill) April 12, 2017
if leonard fournette went to carolina or seattle he will succeed or somewhere that is very power run heavy maybe even the steelers who knows
— aintshitadvice (@Robert11772) March 4, 2017
— Saulcastillo16 (@saulcastllo16) December 30, 2016
These were actually tough to find. There were no tweets saying trade Le’Veon Bell for a top-five pick to take him. I’m actually really sad and disappointed.
Bengals also met with Fournette at combine. At very least, they're doing a lot of work on RBs. Hill on final yr, Gio coming back from ACL. https://t.co/8QbYGkS1UI
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) April 12, 2017
— NFL (@NFL) April 12, 2017
The question is probably if he makes it to nine.
You may want to chill with drafting Jeremy Hill in the 8th round of MFL10s.
Ravens "love" LSU RB Leonard Fournette; would they trade up for him? https://t.co/hg2ElutSCO
— The Ravens Wire (@TheRavensWire) April 1, 2017
I dont know how but if Fournette fell to the Ravens, I'd go bananas https://t.co/Fq1q9slqej
— Declan McElroy (@DeclanMcElroy87) April 6, 2017
It’s crazy to think about Ray Rice being two years younger than Matt Forte and four years younger than Frank Gore.
The starting running backs for Baltimore in the last three seasons have been Justin Forsett, Bernard Pierce, Buck Allen, and Terrance West. The next time Kenneth Dixon starts a game will be his first, and it won’t be until at least Week 5, because he’s serving a four-game suspension.
When someone makes a convincing argument on why the Jaguars will not draft Leonard Fournette. https://t.co/XKNeyFPe5p
— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) April 13, 2017
Unless the Jaguars can suddenly run block really well, Fournette is not transforming the offense. Branden Albert isn't suddenly fixing it.
— The Bad Guy (@AlfieBCC) April 13, 2017
— Stuart Webber (@StuartASJax) April 6, 2017
The Jaguars are the most popular choice for where Fournette will actually be drafted, and Stuart here has the right idea, because it’s the exact same situation as the Cowboys last season. (Don’t listen to that grouch Alfie.)
Titans should trade Demarco Murray for a WR or DB, and draft Fournette at #5
— Alex Bear (@abear1023) March 6, 2017
Lemme hit u with this sitch:
Titans trade D Henry to SEA for R Sherman. Titans draft L Fournette. AND get to keep 18th pick.
What say you?
— Chase Stejskal (@chaseallister) April 13, 2017
I actually love this idea, no sarcasm (the second one, not that first one). Except the using the No. 5 pick on Fournette part, because that’s very anti-Vizian.
Remaining contracts of those involved:
Richard Sherman 2-years/$22M
DeMarco Murray 3-years/$19M
Derrick Henry 3-years/$3M
Jalen Ramsey‘s contract last year as the fifth overall pick was 4-years and $23.4 million, which will be just under the contract that this year’s fifth overall pick gets.
— Paul Maland (@PaulMalandNFL) April 5, 2017
— Jim Kleinpeter (@JimKleinpeter) April 3, 2017
The Colts fans are a particular kind of incorrigible, and really don’t get their due reputation-wise alongside fan bases like the Jets and Eagles.
At pick 15, the Colts may have the lowest pick where fans might still realistically believe they won’t have to trade up to get Fournette.
@PatDStat Texans probably want to complete the LSU trifecta and draft Fournette.
— Jair Lopez (@Jairlopez99) April 5, 2017
@LanceZierlein let's say Leonard fournette Falls in the draft for some reason and if you the Texans do you pass are you take the o-linemen
— Fred Wright (@FredWri51468586) March 3, 2017
Never mind, Texans fans think he could fall into the range where teams who made the playoffs pick.
— Sh3lt0n Br3ndan (@Shelton_Champ) April 6, 2017
If broncos trade siemien, it needs to be to get another 1st rnd pick to get an OT and RB (mcaffrey/*fournette) I would take it @MikeKlis
— Right Arm of Zeus (@RightArmofZeus) March 9, 2017
Oh yeah, Trevor Siemian is going to get you the kind of pick you need to draft Fournette. This is spot on.
Sports Illustrated put Leonard Fournette in a Chargers jersey in its NFL draft preview cover story.
So…did Melvin Gordon die? pic.twitter.com/ka9PdqZ0Ba
— Saturday Tradition (@Tradition) April 12, 2017
@A_Fro_Among_Few Maybe it's finally time for a change especially if they find a partner, which I believe they could in the Browns or even Eagles (Fournette?)
— Bolt Beat (@BB_Chargers) March 23, 2017
Why would they trade down? They’re only two years removed from trading up to draft Melvin Gordon. They need Fournette at seven. In fact, they may need to trade up!
— Reggie Jackson (@WildcatJackson) March 7, 2017
Everyone needs to chill out, the Chiefs can draft Leonard Fournette instead of signing a 30 year old with reconstructive 2 knee surgerys
— Devin (@dev_cat24) March 6, 2017
Poor Spencer Ware.
Kind of wonder how many of the draft nerds out there would rather see the Raiders draft Fournette rather than sign Marshawn Lynch
— StillMadAtMarkDavis (@RaiderUte) April 13, 2017
— Rudy Soria (@2Relentless23) April 13, 2017
Al Davis would approve.
If the New York Giants drafted RB Leonard Fournette. Instant Gotham Super Bowl in the NFC.
— Jef Taylor (@TaylorBlitzTime) April 12, 2017
@RealTlkFB If i was the giants i would honestly either draft an o linemen or trade up and get leonard fournette or a good HB cuz thats all we missing
— 發送裸體 (@DeezMuts09) April 11, 2017
Did he see Eli Manning play football recently?
If fournette falls to like 8-10 area if I'm the Eagles I'm moving up in a heartbeat. https://t.co/Jvw7TY7FxT
— #TTP Trey (@IknowLickface) April 13, 2017
Hold up…you'd literally be feeling a negative emotion if the Eagles drafted Leonard Fournette? https://t.co/xzFFW5fwQy
— Tom Aresco (@TomAresco) April 11, 2017
If I’m following the tweets correctly, which I obviously am, the Eagles may have traded Sam Bradford on a 1-year contract for literally Jim Brown.
Leanard fournette might go to the cowboys👀😳
— Tom Feeback (@tomfeeback) April 13, 2017
Put Leonard Fournette on the Cowboys with Zeke and Dak behind that O-Line https://t.co/ITkZKS9MvW
— The SEC Logo (@SEC_Logo) March 8, 2017
Totally realistic and plausible scenario.
As he enters the @NFL, Leonard Fournette's motto is "never let one man take you down."
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) April 13, 2017
— ryan (@rya_tay) April 10, 2017
Dan Snyder has done crazier things, don’t rule it out.
— walter (@Darthvaderballs) April 7, 2017
— Ethan Vistro (@Beastro_84kg) March 15, 2017
The last time the Packers drafted an RB in the first round it was Darrell Thompson, in 1990.
— 🇺🇸SpaceBard🇵🇱 (@SpaceBard) April 9, 2017
Just watching Leonard Fournette highlights, Jordan Howard and Leonard Fournette tandem would be fearsome if the Bears drafted him.
— Laker (@stuartsportfeed) April 5, 2017
The Bears just hit what may be the best late round RB pick in the last decade, so them taking Fournette with pick three makes a lot of sense, because they have no other holes on their roster.
— アラン• (@mcshmellan) April 4, 2017
KW Mock 2.0 #Vikings
32- Leonard Fournette RB(trade)
79- JuJu Shuster WR
86- Ethan Pocic C
121- Danny Isidora G
129- Traded to N.O.
— KW (@DiscoPizzaman) April 6, 2017
Latavius Murray was the overall RB10 and RB13 the last two seasons, and the Vikings signed him to be Fournette’s backup, clearly.
the lions could still get fournette without trading stafford. i didnt know stafford completed 66 percent of his passes in last two years.
— gifted hands (@freeman88134532) April 11, 2017
if the lions were smart, they would correctly predict that and get fournette. the lions would be unstoppable with leonard fournette.
— gifted hands (@freeman88134532) April 11, 2017
I have no idea what this guy is talking about, but I absolutely love him.
Leonard Fournette visiting Saints Friday https://t.co/o9yvgF9VF5
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) April 14, 2017
With Fournette on board, the Saints would be one giant step towards becoming the new Dallas Cowboys in terms of market share. https://t.co/d2WPiHP6el
— CharlesFoster Malloy (@cfmalloy) April 12, 2017
Market share of what, you ask? I have no idea either.
The Panthers need to draft Leonard Fournette we need a good running back man.
— EdwinGreen (@Tonytime_39) April 14, 2017
— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) April 14, 2017
If it’s not the Jaguars at four, and no one trades up, this makes the most sense. (Again, not sarcasm. Sorry, I know it’s confusing.)
Bucs get LSU RB Leonard Fournette at 19 in his mock draft … https://t.co/NuY33N3xD9
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) March 16, 2017
If the Bucs get Desean Jykeson and draft Dalvin or Fournette….Issa wrap fellas. #BucsSuperBowlSZN
— Colin (@ColinDC_813) March 5, 2017
Halfway there, Colin!
Fournette to the Falcons 🤔
— Hoodrich Nae 🖤 (@nasha_phs) December 5, 2016
@CindyBrunsonAZ I hope the Falcons get either him or Fournette.
— mark simpson (@marksimpson7) December 7, 2016
Had to go back to 2016 to find those. Falcons fans are smart, who knew.
— Ravi (@ravi_bajwa1) April 6, 2017
— Jonathan Lee (@GeneralJayLee) March 24, 2017
After drafting C.J. Prosise in the third round last season and signing Eddie Lacy last month, yes, I also think this, Jonathan.
@SCoxFB could the Cardinals draft Fournette if he is there at 13, and just run the ball a shit ton? That would be a crazy RB attack.
— hank hill (@thedude756) March 2, 2017
@isaiah_ayala5 Fournette goin to the Cardinals and they're gonna be unstoppable
— SuperChef Drake™ (@DrakeA00) January 16, 2017
We have confirmed here today that Falcons fans are more reasonable people than Cardinals fans.
@BeauxJaxson Basically what you're saying is the Rams should trade their draft for Fournette and run the wildcat with him and Gurley?
— Sosa Kremenjas (@SosaNFLDraft) March 2, 2017
— sprty3 (@sprty3) January 6, 2017
If you have two top-ten RBs, you don’t have any. That’s what they always say.
— Niners Nation (@NinersNation) April 14, 2017
Leonard Fournette to the 49ers?
— NFL (@NFL) April 13, 2017
And there it is. All 32 teams not only need to, but will draft Fournette. The scouts, fans, and media all agree. Lock it in.
You got all that?
Good. Now fire off those taeks, and if they’re smart enough, maybe I’ll see you in this column next week.