When they were in high school, how good were two of the primary running backs the Carolina Panthers are considering drafting Thursday ?
Stanford star Christian McCaffrey was ranked No. 1 overall in Colorado by 247Sports when he was a senior at Valor Christian. Back then, McCaffrey was 6-foot, 202 pounds (still his current listed size) and ranked 91st nationally among all players. He was No. 2 among all-purpose running backs, behind future Oklahoma star Joe Mixon. McCaffrey, a four-star recruit, was rated the nation’s No. 11 running back.
Leonard Fournette was the nation’s No. 1 running back recruit in 2014. A five-star prospect from St. Augustine’s High in New Orleans, he was 6-0 and 226 pounds. Fournette was the nation’s No. 1 overall recruit by 247 Sports and its national player of the year. Today, Fournette is 240 pounds.
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