It's been a long time since Leonard Fournette was unknown. It's been a long time since he could walk around without people noticing him, wanting a photo or sticking a camera or microphone in his face. That didn't change on draft day, and that won't ever change for the new Jacksonville Jaguars running back.
The 6-foot, 240-pounder went from five-star recruit three years ago to the No. 4-overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Along the way Fournette racked up 3,830 rushing yards and 41 touchdowns at LSU, First-Team All-American honors and a slew of other accolades and honors.
His NFL future has been talked about for years, even long before he concluded a dominating prep career at St. Augustine High School in New Orleans. And last Thursday, that future became reality when the Jaguars made him just the third running back taken with a top-five pick since 2008.
Rolling Stone was there to cover it — and remind us that draft day is wild for prospects who attend. The produced a mini-documentary that shows Fournette being pulled in every direction for interviews, haircuts and wardrobe adjustments.