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Ego Ferguson | Defensive Tackle

Team: LSU Tigers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/2/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 309

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Bears selected LSU DT Ego Ferguson with the No. 51 overall pick in the 2014 draft.
Ferguson (6-foot-3, 315) started for just one season in Baton Rouge before turning pro, recording 3.5 tackles for loss and one sack as a redshirt junior. The nose tackle at LSU to Anthony Johnson's three technique, Ferguson is a run clogger who lacks pass-rush ability and needs to get stronger (24 bench-press reps). The defense-needy Bears will need him to make noise as a rookie even though the tape says he'll need time to develop Fri, May 9, 2014 08:40:00 PM

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LSU redshirt junior DT Ego Ferguson declared for the 2014 NFL Draft.

"After talking to my parents and praying about this decision I decided to enter the 2014 NFL draft," he said in an Instagram post. Ferguson (6-foot-3, 309 pounds) missed the Outback bowl on Jan. 1 against Iowa because of an illness. Ferguson doesn't have the physical tools of fellow draft declaree Anthony Johnson, but he was a more consistent player this season. We think Ferguson will go on the draft's second day.
Fri, Jan 3, 2014 09:18:00 PM

LSU redshirt junior DT Ego Ferguson will not play against Iowa in the Outback bowl on Jan. 1.

Beat writer Jim Kleinpeter writes his source "would not disclose the reason for Ferguson's absence but said he was not suspended or missing for academic reasons." Freshman Christian LaCouture is expected to fill in for Ferguson. The redshirt junior is expected to enter May's NFL draft.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 04:57:00 PM

LSU redshirt junior DT Ego Ferguson will likely declare for the NFL following this season, according to draft insider Tony Pauline.

"He is sort of a (Michael) Brockers type player," Pauline said on his podcast. "A good sized athlete who can control gaps and control blockers, but also has enough movement skills to make plays behind the line." LSU defensive linemen have been historically misused in college, but have made a jump in their game in the NFL.
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 11:12:00 AM