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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Doucet going to Disney World

MOBILE, Ala. - Former LSU wide receiver Early Doucet was in Orlando, Fla., Thursday to rehabilitate his pulled hamstring under the watchful eye of former New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints strength Tom Shaw, who founded Tom Shaw Performance Enhancment.

Shaw readies NFL prospects - injured an non-injured - for the draft and is already working with two other 2007 LSU seniors - quarterback Matt Flynn and strong safety Craig Steltz. Doucet has considered returning to Mobile for the Senior Bowl game Saturday, but that is unlikely. Steltz was also a Senior Bowl invitee but canceled plans to come because of the shoulder injury he suffered in the BCS national championship game.

Among the players Shaw has helped reach stardom is New England quarterback Tom Brady.

Doucet injured his hamstring at a South team practice on Tuesday, but he was still able to make a good impression with his two days of workouts.

"He was having some really good practices," said NFL draft expert Mike Detillier. "He was running very good routes and catching everything. He showed that he is a first-class receiver, and I still think he is a late first-round pick. The injury situation will come into play because he's had two now."

Doucet missed several games early in the 2007 season because of a groin pull. He had not been at 100 percent long before the hamstring problem occurred.

"How he runs in his pro day will be very important," Detillier said.

LSU will hold a pro day for its NFL prospects in March.


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