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Tigers in the Draft

USA Today Sports Weekly has a listing of NFL Draft prospects that has LSU players rated differently than most of the lists I've seen.

  • Three in the top ten:
    3 Jamal Adams S
    9 Leonard Fournette RB
    10 Tre'Davious White CB

Rankings by position

  • RB: 2. Leonard Fournette (behind Dalvin Cook of Florida State)
  • WR: 19. Travin Dural, 25. Malachi Dupre
  • TE: 14. Colin Jeter
  • G-C: 7. Ethan Pocic
  • DT: 13. Davon Godchaux
  • ILB: 5. Duke Riley, 8. Kendell Beckwith
  • CB: 2. Tre'Davious White (behind Mashon Lattimore of Ohio State)
  • S: 1. Jamal Adams

The most interesting ranking is ILB, where Duke Riley is #5, three spots ahead of Beckwith.

  • Duke came from not on anyone's radar after his junior YEAR to #5 after a year under Dave Aranda.
  • Riley (6' 230) is undoubtedly ranked ahead of Beckwith (6'3" 255) because he is faster and therefore may be used in multiple ways - outside LB who is a pass rusher one play and a safety or a nickel back the next.

Other thoughts:

  • USA Today Sports Weekly is the first ranking I've seen that has Fournette #2.
  • Colin Jeter even making the list of TEs shows how underused he was at LSU. He had 12 receptions in 2016 for 132y and 1 TD.

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