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The Panthers are working out LSU WRs Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr., according to David Newton.

Receivers coach Ricky Proehl is reportedly one of the Panthers' staffers on site. OBJ will not be available at pick No. 28, and it is doubtful the Panthers trade up for his services. Landry is an option on the second day, however, and operates best in the slot by winning in contested situations or separating with little wasted movement.
Apr 15 - 12:42 PM

Former LSU LB Tahj Jones was shot on Friday night by former LSU OL Brandon Winey, a 2001 6th round pick, according to the police.

The 24-year-old Jones is in serious condition. Winey has been charged with attempted second-degree murder. The shooting occurred after an altercation in the apartment of one of Jones' female friends. Winey played three years in the NFL.
Apr 13 - 6:26 PM

LSU FB J.C. Copeland met with the Patriots, Cowboys and Lions this week.

In addition, he has a private workout scheduled with the Falcons on Sunday in Baton Rouge and is slated to work out for the Buccaneers on April 25. The 6-foot-1, 270-pound former defensive tackle is a punishing lead blocker who earned MVP honors in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. He should find a home with a team that runs between the tackles with regularity.
Apr 12 - 9:02 PM

LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr. had dinner with the Steelers on Tuesday, and also met with the 49ers and Bills this week.

Pittsburgh is known to be extremely interested in Beckham, though it's no longer a guarantee that he'll be on the board at No. 15. NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah said recently that he wouldn't be shocked if Beckham snuck into the top 10. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin attended Beckham's pro day Wednesday in Baton Rouge.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 12 - 6:29 PM

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah believes LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr. could sneak into the top 10.

"Every now and then you have a player go in the top 10 (and) nobody saw it coming. How about WR Odell Beckham Jr. from LSU," Jeremiah said. "This is a player a lot of people are excited about. And if we see a guy like Sammy Watkins potentially go with that No. 2 overall pick, and then you see Mike Evans go early on, I think Odell Beckham Jr. is next in line. What he can do in the passing game -- go up and get the footblal, run after the catch, can stretch the field vertically, and then the added bonus (is) he's an outstanding returner. So to me, he's a wild-card player. I think people might be shocked on the outside, but a lot of love for him inside the league." The Bills at No. 9 are a possibility, as are the Lions at No. 10 if they fail to trade up for Sammy Watkins and see Mike Evans come off the board before their time.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 12 - 5:45 PM

LSU QB Zach Mettenberger worked out privately for the Detroit Lions on Saturday.

Mettenberger will also audition for Tennessee in a private workout later this month. On Saturday, the Lions also got a look at WR Kadron Boone and FB J.C. Copeland. Mettenberger, underwent ACL surgery at the beginning of January, is expected to be healthy before next season begins. "Zach threw the ball really, really well," one source who attended the workout said. "He's got the best arm in the draft. He threw a variety of passes. It was impressive."
Apr 12 - 5:30 PM

LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr. "will be a superstar at the next level," according to NFL media analyst Bucky Brooks.

The 5-foot-11, 198-pounder is an "explosive playmaker" with the "speed and elusiveness to produce fireworks at the drop of a hat," according to the analyst, who compared him to Victor Cruz. "Beckham is fast enough to run away from defenders on the perimeter, yet displays the power and toughness to run through arm tackles in traffic," Brooks wrote. "Thus, he regularly turns short passes into big gains on bubble screens, slants and crossing routes. Not to mention, he's a home-run hitter on vertical routes."
Source: NFL.com
Apr 12 - 4:44 PM

Vikings OC Norv Turner "was calling out routes" he wanted LSU QB Zach Mettenberger to throw by the end of his private workout on Wednesday, reports ESPN's Ben Goessling.

Much of Minnesota's speculated interest in the sturdy Mettenberger revolves around the idea that the respected Turner would want his bazooka arm to stretch the field, a key tenant of his mythologized strategy. Mettenberger is a classic drop-back QB in the mold of former Turner disciples Troy Aikman and Phillip Rivers. Of course, Mettenberger makes for an extremely clever smoke screen if Vikings officials are targeting a different QB with the No. 8 pick.
Apr 11 - 5:30 PM

LSU WR Jarvis Landry ran a pair of 4.58 forties at his pro day on Wednesday.

Not only that, but he dropped "three to four" passes. "Rough day overall," noted The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson. If you're forcing yourself to think positively, Landry improved greatly upon his dreadful 4.77 forty time at the combine. Landry (5-foot-11 1/2, 205 pounds, 10 1/4 inch hands and 31 and 3/4 inch arms) is in store for a free fall in May's draft, perhaps into Day 3. Rotoworld's Josh Norris sees a steal.
Apr 10 - 8:20 PM

NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah tweeted most of the teams he talks to prefer LSU RB Jeremy Hill over Ohio State's Carlos Hyde.

We are extremely surprised to hear this, as Hyde has consistently been mentioned as the top running back. Hill does have a higher tackle breaking percentage, but both runners excel at picking up yards after contact. Hyde did take a large step forward this year.
Apr 10 - 1:09 PM

The Oakland Raiders met with LSU QB Zach Mettenberger the night before his pro day, according to draft insider Tony Pauline.

Mettenberger will throw for the first time during the pre-draft process on Wednesday at the school's pro day. Many teams could want to wait until the second-round to select a quarterback, but the reality is teams go into the draft by finding "their guys" at the position. Mettenberger could fit that label for a few teams.
Apr 9 - 11:26 AM

LSU QB Zach Mettenberger is scheduled for a pre-draft visit in Jacksonville on Thursday, reports NFL Network's Albert Breer.

In addition, Mettenberger met with the Raiders and Patriots Tuesday, will meet with the Vikings Wednesday, and the Lions are traveling to Baton Rouge to hold a private workout with the signal-caller on Saturday. If the Jags pass on a QB at No. 3, Mettenberger will be an option near the top of the second round. The Tigers' QB doesn't figure to last until the third.
Apr 8 - 8:15 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay and Mel Kiper agreed on the "First Draft" podcast that they "aren't sold" on LSU QB Zach Mettenberger.

"Big arm/tall guys that can't move very well and had wide receivers that were exceptional and made a ton of plays for you and an offensive coordinator that made your life really easy... those guys don't tend to fare well in the National Football League," McShay said. The analyst believes that on many plays last season, ball placement was determined by the coaching staff. McShay loves Mettenberger's arm and character, but that's about it.
Apr 6 - 8:50 PM

LSU RB Jeremy Hill visited the Bills this week.

Hill is an upright runner who breaks tackles once picking up speed. Teams will have questions about his checkered past off the field, but it is difficult to know how much that will impact his evaluation. He should, at best, be a third-round pick.
Apr 5 - 9:45 AM

LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr. will visit the Bills and Jets next week, according to NFL.com's Gil Brandt.

The Jets at No. 18 should be Beckham Jr.'s floor. He is not often discussed with Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans, but we believe it is in the realm of possibility that Beckham Jr. could end up as the top receiver prospect from this class. His vertical game is outstanding, has the skills to win in the short to intermediate areas, and wins in contested situations despite a 5'11/195 lbs frame.
Apr 4 - 11:16 AM


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