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Sunday, April 11, 2010

NFL draft thoughts

Here's about all you need to know about the state of the LSU football program at the moment.

If The Sporting News' draft projection is anywhere near right, the first player taken in the upcoming NFL draft from a Louisiana school will not be from LSU.

Yes, you read that right.

Remember when offensive tackle Ciron Black was a sure-fire first-round pick. The Sporting News doesn't have Black going in the first three rounds of the NFL draft.

Remember when wide receiver Brandon LaFell was a lock to go in the first round after coming back to school for his senior season. Now, LaFell is considered to be a second-round pick at best.

No, the top-ranked player from the state, at least accordingto The Sporting News, is Louisiana Tech defensive tackle D'Anthony Smith.

Now this isn't because there is a lack of talent at LSU. The recruiting classes have consistently ranked in the top 20. But what we're seeing is that players are LSU at about the same place in their development as when they got there. And that's not a good sign for the LSU program.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"players are LSU at about the same place in their development as when they got there." - An excellent observation ... and a sad commentary.

6:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keeping up with the precision coaching of Saban,Meyer and SEC in general, is Les Miles mountain to clime?
QB situation at LSU is really incredible...They just cannot seem to stabilize that position?


8:21 AM  

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