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Yahoo Sport's Rand Getlin reports that one source believes LSU DE Danielle Hunter is "70/30 on staying vs. going."

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reported last week that "there’s a good chance" Hunter enters the draft. The LSU prospect has drawn comparisons to Barkevious Mingo in the past. If he declares for the draft early, he'll be a boom-or-bust proposition at 6-foot-6, 240 pounds with a 4.68 forty.
Dec 18 - 3:59 PM

LSU redshirt sophomore OT Jerald Hawkins avoided talking about the NFL Draft when asked about his potential decision to leave early by reporters.

Interestingly, Hawkins last year helped persuade left tackle La'el Collins to stay in school for his senior year. One year later, a nice season has given Hawkins himself an opportunity to bolt Baton Rouge if he so chooses. "I’m just trying to make the most of this game," Hawkins said, avoiding the NFL question. "I know I’m eligible but just focusing on the game." The third-year sophomore has two years of starting experience. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote earlier this season that Hawkins "has terrific next level ability." Why? "Hawkins is bigger and stronger compared to Collins and though he lacks smooth footwork in pass protection, he does enough to knock pass rushers from the action," Pauline wrote. "Graded as a third rounder, I could see Hawkins moving into the initial 45 picks if he continues to improve."
Dec 18 - 1:46 PM

An NFC executive loves LSU DE Danielle Hunter and DB Jalen Mills.

"When I watch LSU on tape, two juniors stand out to me: (DE Danielle) Hunter and (DB Jalen) Mills. Both guys have excellent length and athleticism. Big upside for them," the executive said. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reported last week that "there’s a good chance" Hunter enters the draft. "[Hunter] is a physical specimen who looks more like a tight end than a defensive end," NFL.com noted. "His career sack total is low (4.5) for a pass rusher but the impact he has on the field goes well beyond quarterback takedowns."
Source: NFL.com
Dec 18 - 12:01 AM

LSU redshirt sophomore WR Travin Dural will return for the 2015 season.

Dural is easily LSU's top receiver, both statistically and talent wise. He recorded 37 catches for 758 yards and seven touchdowns this season, basically doubling the school's second leading receiver. Even Dural started hot and fizzled as the season went along. LSU is very much a ground focused offense and will face Notre Dame in their bowl game.
Dec 17 - 9:12 AM

LSU head coach Les Miles is "optimistic" senior RB Kenny Hilliard (shoulder) will return for the Music City Bowl versus Notre Dame on December 30th.

"We're thinking we'll get Hilliard back for the game," Miles told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "We're very optimistic there." The 6-foot, 232-pound Hilliard suffered the shoulder injury against Alabama and was forced to miss LSU's last two games. He has rushed for 431 yards and six touchdowns on 87 carries this season.
Dec 16 - 3:02 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes LSU senior OT La'El Collins "will play guard at the next level and is of the late first round variety."

That said, Pauline mocked Collins No. 10 overall to the Saints in a recent top-10 projection. "A number of area scouts who’ve come through the SEC love Collins and feel he’ll have no problem holding down the left tackle spot in the NFL," Pauline wrote. We agree with that assessment. The 6-foot-4, 321-pounder led Tiger offensive linemen this season with 792 snaps and 84.5 knockdowns and was named first-team All-SEC.
Dec 15 - 7:43 PM

LSU senior OT La'El Collins accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

Collins accepted the invite on the same day he was named LSU's most valuable player. The 6-foot-4, 321-pounder has drawn evaluations "all over the board," according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline. We happen to be at the high end of that spectrum, ranking Collins No. 2 at the tackle position.
Source: Senior Bowl
Dec 15 - 4:27 PM

LSU senior FB Connor Neighbors accepted an invite to the Senior Bowl.

When asked about his role on the offense, Neighbors said, "They tell me to just go hit somebody." Expect him to do the same at the Senior Bowl. Neighbors, a former walk-on who earned a scholarship, started nine games this season as the lead blocker for a rushing attack that posted 219 yards per contest.
Source: Senior Bowl
Dec 15 - 4:11 PM

LSU senior LT La'el Collins received the Charles McClendon Award as the team's most valuable player for LSU.

The 6-foot-4, 321-pound Collins, led Tiger offensive linemen with 792 snaps and 84.5 knockdowns and was also named first-team All-SEC. Our own Josh Norris ranks the LSU prospect as his No.2 tackle and believes Collins "might be the most powerful blocker in this entire draft."
Dec 15 - 2:37 PM

LSU junior LB Kwon Alexander "is another Tiger giving serious consideration to entering the draft," according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Alexander grades as a late-round pick, according to the analyst. The junior can handle all three linebacker positions in an even front, though he's spent most of his time on the strongside with the Tigers. Alexander, who is very mobile and can track the ball sideline-to-sideline, will probably be relegated to 4-3 consideration due to his lack of bulk. Alexander is a skilled special teamer and should fare well if forced to make a roster as a contributor on that unit.
Dec 13 - 11:31 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that "there’s a good chance" LSU junior DE Danielle Hunter enters the draft.

Pauline's information has changed in the past week, as the analyst reported earlier this month that Hunter was leaning towards returning to campus. The analyst grades Hunter as a Day 2 pick, and some believe he's a late Round 1 possibility. Hunter has drawn comparisons to Barkevious Mingo.
Dec 13 - 10:47 PM

LSU redshirt junior Jalen Collins has been meeting with agents and is expected to enter the draft, reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Collins possesses great height, and is both a rangy and skilled cornerback. "LSU coaches are telling scouts Collins was one of the few defensive backs who was able to lockdown Odell Beckham Jr in practice last season," Pauline wrote. "It also seems they are not too concerned about losing him to the NFL. The feeling in the program is Collins may have trouble holding down a starting spot in 2015 as LSU coaches are stoked over the developing star talent at the cornerback position." ESPN's Kevin Weidl calls Collins an "explosive athlete with size" that is "physical and a hard edge setter vs run."
Dec 13 - 10:33 PM

LSU freshman RB Leonard Fournette named to SEC All-Freshman team.

The 6-foot-1, 230-pound Fournette was the Tigers' leading rusher with 176 carries for 891 yards and eight touchdowns this season. The LSU prospect also returned 22 kickoffs for 504 yards. Fournette is a huge talent and the youngster has a bright future ahead of him.
Source: Nola.com
Dec 11 - 4:01 PM

LSU senior DB Ronald Martin accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

Martin possesses great size (6-foot-1, 218 pounds) and is an aggressive, downhill-type safety who runs a 4.59 forty. CBS sports pegs him as a seventh-round prospect.
Dec 10 - 11:20 PM

LSU redshirt junior Jalen Collins is leaning towards entering the draft, reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

No further information was provided, nor was a source nodded to, but Pauline is one of the more connected draft writers in the business. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Collins possesses great height, and is both a rangy and skilled cornerback. ESPN's Kevin Weidl calls Collins an "explosive athlete with size" that is "physical and a hard edge setter vs run."
Dec 9 - 12:35 AM


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