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2017 NFL Mock Draft: Carolina Panthers select Leonard Fournette

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With the eighth pick in the 2017 CSC Community NFL Mock Draft, the Carolina Panthers (represented by AHenderson) take...

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With the eighth pick in the 2017 Canal Street Chronicles NFL Mock Draft, the Carolina Panthers select:

Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU (6-foot, 240-pounds)

Here’s what AHenderson had to say on drafting Fournette:

Ron Rivera has had enough of Cam Newton taking a pounding in his offense. He eliminates majority of the hits Cam Newton is getting by drafting a huge RB from LSU who can do it all behind an already huge Panthers Offensive line. They re-signed Jonathan Stewart, but Rivera is smart enough to know Stewart does not have much left in the tank.

He also knows he is losing games not because of his defense, But because of his Offense and he has to keep pace with the Saints and Falcons offense and at same time take the pressure off Cam Newton and the passing game. He gets this with the bruiser from LSU RB Leonard Fournette.

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Do you agree with the Panthers taking Leonard Fournette?

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  • 77%
    Yes
    (294 votes)
  • 22%
    No
    (84 votes)
378 votes total Vote Now

Thanks to all the CSC members who are participating in this year's community mock draft. Without your help, none of this would be possible!

Community Mock Draft Results

  1. Cleveland Browns - Myles Garrett, DE, TAMU
  2. San Francisco 49ers - Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State
  3. Chicago Bears - Jamal Adams, S, LSU
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars - O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama
  5. Tennessee Titans - Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State
  6. New York Jets - Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
  7. Los Angeles Chargers - Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford
  8. Carolina Panthers - Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

The Cincinnati Bengals are on the clock!