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  1. Collins: 'My time is going to come' in '15

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU has a chance to break its year-old program record of nine players selected in the NFL draft this week. If the Tigers fail to set a new milestone, thank La'el Collins. No really, Tiger fans, thank him. Collins' decision to r...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  2. LSU pro day: Inside the numbers

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- The race to become the first quarterback selected in next month's NFL draft is apparently down to three players: Central Florida's Blake Bortles, Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater and Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel. But according ...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  3. LSU NFL draft combine primer

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The NFL draft combine has begun, and LSU is well represented with 11 former Tigers on the list of invited players. Here's a look at the Tigers who are scheduled to be in attendance and when their position groups will take the fi...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  4. Fournette can dull sting of Hill's exit

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. - An unusual set of circumstances must exist when one of the most productive running backs in school history leaves early for the NFL draft and nobody seems too concerned. Jeremy Hill rushed for 216 yards in LSU's season-ending vi...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  5. Draft entries create youth movement

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- The way Les Miles sees it, rival programs that aren't hit as hard by the NFL draft might boast older, more physically developed talent since fewer players skipped town with college eligibility remaining. "Or [they] have lesser ...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  6. Collins' return a win-win proposition

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- La'El Collins would have been an NFL draft pick this year. He might have even been an early-round pick this year. But unlike seven teammates, Collins announced on Tuesday that he will return for the 2014 season at LSU in order to ...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  7. LSU in NFL draft: A record-setting day

    Gary Laney

    How does LSU produce so many NFL draft picks? Recruiting is one good answer. Another is development. The Tigers set an NFL draft record with six defensive players picked in the first two days (top three rounds), finishing with a school-record n...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  8. Signing day primer: LSU

    Gary Laney

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- With national signing day two weeks away, LSU is close to the finish line, but the Tigers still have some big names they are after: Team needs: LSU was decimated on the defensive line by graduation and early NFL draft entrees. ...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  9. Top LSU recruit misses

    Gary Laney

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Under Les Miles, LSU has been great about finding an obscure prospect and turning him into a solid college player, an award-winner and often a high NFL draft pick. That doesn't mean the Tigers aren't immune to players who turn ...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  10. Is the three-year cycle sustainable?

    Gary Laney

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Around the nation, and to those who follow LSU from an arm's length, the news that trickled out from Nicholson Drive in the last week was alarming. The Tigers lost nine, count them, nine underclassmen to the NFL draft over the ...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  11. LSU faces defense much like its own

    Gary Laney

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Every day at practice, LSU's offense gets to see an elite defense. The Tigers have arguably the top defensive line in the nation, two defensive ends projected by some to be top-five NFL draft picks and a secondary it calls "DBU...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  12. LSU defense: Our top five

    David Helman and Gary Laney

    We all know LSU's defense is loaded. The Tigers have made it a habit to replace NFL talent with NFL talent. So loaded are the Tigers that two of the top five players in next year's NFL draft rankings come from the defensive line alone (and you can...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  13. Five things to know: Defensive backs

    Gary Laney

    With spring football and the NFL draft in the books, here are five things to know about LSU's secondary: 1. LSU's still DBU: For the second straight year, LSU had the NFL draft's first selected defensive back when cornerback Morris Claiborne went ...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  14. Five potential underclassmen for 2013

    David Helman

    By the time the dust settled on the 2012 NFL draft, LSU saw five of its former players selected during the course of the weekend. The overall haul of Tigers going into the NFL wasn't much of a surprise -- LSU has been one of the top suppliers of pro ...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  15. Eight sign as undrafted free agents

    David Helman

    Only five of LSU's NFL hopefuls made it into the seven rounds of the NFL draft, but plenty more were involved in a flurry of free agent activity during the weekend. Following the draft's conclusion Saturday night, NFL teams began contacting valued...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  16. LSU's success at DT speaks for itself

    David Helman

    Anyone that wants an example of LSU's success at the defensive tackle position need only have tuned into the first round coverage of this year's NFL draft on Thursday night. The Tigers' success at creating next level defensive tackles was on displ...

    Blog | April 27, 2012