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An AFC scout wants to see more splash plays out of LSU DL Davon Godchaux.

"I want to see him make more impact plays," the scout said. He plays team football, but at some point he's got to go make more plays that matter." NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares Godchaux to Khyri Thornton. "Options could be limited as he lacks the mass to hold up against double teams, and he might be missing the traits to create quick wins as a pass rusher," Zierlein wrote. "He projects as a 4-3 rotational tackle with very little sub-package value." The 6-foot-4, 293-pound Godchaux opted into the draft as a true junior following the 2016 campaign.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 24 - 4:09 PM

The Baton Rouge Advocate's Ross Dellenger reports that LSU junior DE Isaiah Washington is not eligible to take part in spring practice due to an academic issue.

It hasn't been the smoothest ride for Washington of late. He missed the entirety of the 2016 campaign due to a severe knee injury. Now, an academic issue looks like it will sideline the 6-foot-4, 236-pounder as he tries to get back into the swing of things. Washington was a four-star recruit in the 2015 class and saw six games worth of action during his freshman season.
Mar 23 - 9:00 PM

In a poll of five NFL executives by NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah regarding the best defensive back in the draft, LSU S Jamal Adams and Ohio State S Malik Hooker each received two votes.

Marshon Lattimore received the lone non-Adams, non-Hooker vote. One exec said of Adams, "He has size, smarts, toughness. Good athlete and a great leader. He can be a tone setter for a defense," while another noted that "[y]ou can really feel [Adams'] presence. He's a program-changing leader. Whatever he's selling, I'll take two." On the Hooker front, an exec likened the Ohio State standout to former Ravens safety Ed Reed and called him a "ball magnet."
Source: NFL.com
Mar 23 - 6:37 PM

LSU RB Leonard Fournette forced 44 percent more missed tackles in 2015 compared to 2016, according to Graham Barfield's charting.

Barfield puts Fournette's struggles against Alabama into perspective. On 36 carries against Alabama in 2015 and 2016, Fournette only created 1.36 yards per carry. On 159 charted carries versus other opponents, Fournette created 6.83 yards per carry. The differences between Fournette's effectiveness in 2016 versus 2015 are drastic, both on paper and when watching his games.
Mar 21 - 9:06 AM

A regional scout with an NFC team told NFL Media's Lance Zierlein that LSU CB Tre'Davious White is "kind of soft, but he can cover."

"He's not really what our team looks for because we play so much sub packages and he would have to be a better tackler to be on the field that much," the scout said. "He's a fit for what some teams do though. Like I said, he can cover." Pro Football Focus compares the 5-foot-11, 191-pounder to Adam Jones. He is a likely Day 2 pick and could be one of the steals of the draft if he ends up sliding a little.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 18 - 1:07 PM

NFL Media's Bucky Brooks writes that LSU LB Duke Riley "grades as a bottom-of-the-second-round player."

Brooks writes that Riley has the chops to potentially "crack the lineup by Year 2." The analyst notes that the 6-foot, 232-pounder "tracks runners down as a sideline-to-sideline pursuer, exhibiting outstanding quickness and acceleration as a hunter" and "flashes impressive instincts and athleticism shooting gaps to corral runners in the backfield." He was a standout performer at the Combine, logging a 4.58-second 40-yard dash, the second fastest time by a linebacker in Indianapolis.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 17 - 7:28 PM

LSU junior RB Nick Brossette indicated that he believes that he is ready to serve as backup to junior RB Derrius Guice.

"I got stronger and faster. I feel like this is going to be a big year for me if I keep doing the little things like my brothers told me before. Everything will take care of itself. It’ll fall in place," said Brossette. The 6-foot, 209-pound junior was a four-star recruit out of high school during the 2015 cycle. While Brossette was predictably buried behind Guice and Leonard Fournette this past season, he excelled in limited action, rushing for 145 yards on just 15 carries. That works out to a lovely 9.7 YPC clip. Joining Brossette in the chase to play backup to Guice is senior RB Darrel Williams.
Source: SEC Country
Mar 17 - 5:19 PM

An AFC RB coach challenged the depth of the 2017 class of running backs.

"I see some starters early on, but after that, I see a bunch of (No. 2 backs) and change-of-pace types," the coach said. "I don't make the picks, but to me, it looks like you better go get one of those top guys if you really want a running back this year." NFL Media's Lance Zierlein countered with three deeper cuts -- Boise State RB Jeremy McNichols, Texas RB D'Onta Foreman and Oklahoma RB Samaje Perine -- who he believes could eventually work their way up to starting roles in the NFL.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 17 - 5:05 PM

LSU junior RB Derrius Guice squatted 583 pounds this offseason.

That's some serious lower-body strength. We aren't sure how fast the 5-foot-11, 216-pounder will run the forty, but his wheels were sufficient enough to post an SEC-best 19 rushes of 10-plus yards last season. Guice is one of the SEC's top Heisman candidates this fall.
Source: ESPN
Mar 17 - 2:34 PM

LSU RB Leonard Fournette is among the group of prospects visiting the Eagles on Friday.

Fournette is a virtual lock to be a first round pick, and he might not be on the board at No. 14. Running back, cornerback and receiver are the three likeliest positions the Eagles might attack in round one, but other spots need an injection of talent as well. Fournette is much better when running under center. Any running back should have success in Philadelphia, as long as the offensive line stays intact.
Mar 17 - 10:24 AM

LSU junior CB Donte Jackson has clocked a 4.24-second 40-yard dash.

He's also run a 6.66s 60-meter dash. Jackson has been contributing since his true freshman season. A track star, the 5-foot-11, 173-pound Jackson is also a good kick returner.
Source: ESPN
Mar 15 - 4:22 PM

LSU HC Ed Orgeron said that junior RB Derrius Guice "has handled everything that has been thrown at him so far."

"He is doing excellently in the classroom. He has been a leader for us," Orgeron said. The 5-foot-11, 216-pounder has waited patiently behind Leonard Fournette for his chance to take over the mantle as Tigers' lead runner. He doesn't view that wait as a detriment, saying, "A lot of people wouldn’t admit to that because everybody wants to be the star before they know what to do. Leonard already had a year on me, so my first summer coming in, all I wanted to do was learn, learn, learn, learn from Leonard and Darrel [Williams]." Often filling in as Fournette fought through an ankle injury this past season, Guice ultimately rushed for 1,387 yards (7.6 YPC) and 15 touchdowns. He is on the Heisman short list for 2017.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 14 - 9:04 PM

An AFC national scout isn't concerned about LSU RB Leonard Fournette's mediocre vertical jump.

"I was talking to a guy from another team who kept talking about (Leonard) Fournette's vertical jump (28.5 inches)," he said. "Here is a guy who ran a 4.51 (40-yard dash) at 240 pounds and this guy was worried about his vertical. I guess he won't win the team slam dunk championship, but he will run over you." Lance Zierlein indicated that some may infer hip tightness in Fournette's NFL Scouting Combine vertical-leap showing -- only two RBs in the last four NFL Combines had worse verticals -- while others will see it as utterly irrelevant. The story remains the same: Fournette needs to find a team with a downhill scheme.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 14 - 3:24 PM

An anonymous NFL scout speaking with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says LSU S Jamal Adams is "Earl Thomas but bigger."

"Top-10 pick," said the scout. "Phenomenal player. He’s one of the best safeties I’ve done. That’s Earl Thomas but bigger." Adams posted a so-so 4.56s forty at the NFL Combine but measured in with exceptional arm length (33 3/8). "The whole world is excited about him but I liked him more last year (2015)," said another scout. "He’s a box guy. Breaks down well and is a good tackler. He’s a tight-hipped guy who has some problems changing direction. He struggles out in space. He’s impressive physically. He is tough."
Mar 14 - 2:12 PM

An AFC area scout warned against docking LSU WR Travin Dural based on his tape.

"Remember that this is the same program that was able to hold Beckham (Odell Beckham, Jr.) and Jarvis Landry at bay in college," the scout said. "LSU's quarterbacks stink. Dural gets a projection grade because he just didn't do enough on tape." NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares Dural to Arrelious Benn. "Dural has the size and athletic traits that could push his draft value well beyond his college production that was hindered by a flailing offense that never found a capable quarterback," Zierlein wrote. "While he has legitimate pro talent and deep speed, his average ball skills and body positioning make him a 'high ceiling, low floor' option at wideout." As for Pro Football Focus, they compare Dural to Mike Wallace.
Source: NFL.com
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