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McShay's preseason Top 32: LSU's Fournette No. 1 overall prospect

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McShay on Fournette: 'He's at a different level' (1:37)

Todd McShay shares his predictions for the 2017 NFL draft running back class, with Leonard Fournette ranking No. 1. (1:37)

College football's kickoff weekend is just days away, which means the 2017 NFL draft will be here before you know it. Those of us at Scouts Inc. -- Kevin Weidl, Steve Muench and I -- spent the summer scouring tape and ranking the top players at each position from a draft perspective.

Here is our preseason evaluation of the Top 32 players for next year's draft. A lot can change between now and next April, but this will give you a good idea of where the best prospects stand heading into the season. For a full breakdown of the top players at every position, click here.

Note: Underclassmen are marked with an asterisk.


1. Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU*

Grade: 95

Fournette led all running backs last season with 162.7 rushing yards per game and ranked fourth in touchdowns (22). He has a rare combination of size, power, agility and speed for the position. Fournette runs angry and violent, consistently initiating contact with defenders.