Of all the things the 49ers could do with their first-round pick, drafting LSU running back Leonard Fournette would be the worst.
He shouldn’t even be in the discussion.
But he may be in it, according to draft insider Tony Pauline. “Sources with knowledge of the situation tell me the San Francisco 49ers are very high on Fournette and are seriously considering using the second pick of the draft to acquire him. The new front office wants a bigger back to run the offense and they’re ready to give up on Carlos Hyde, who has had his struggles staying healthy since being drafted by the franchise in 2014.”
I buy that the 49ers want to replace Hyde — he’s a disappointment. But I don’t buy that they want to replace him with Fournette. I hope they don’t want to.
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