A Look At LSU Prospects

The latest “Game of the Century” in college football goes down Saturday evening with No. 1 and No. 2 facing off in the Southeastern Conference, LSU at Alabama. There are all sorts of prospects for the 2012 NFL Draft. The Crimson Tide under Nick Saban have a large number of potential draft choices as does LSU. We’ve broken them down into several parts that will pop up in the coming days. Right now, it’s LSU.


#2 WR Rueben Randle/Junior – 6-4, 208 pounds. Another in a long-line of LSU receivers who seldom vary much in their physical numbers and always proved to be productive college players. In 34 games with 20 starts, he’s caught 77 passes for 1,355 yards and 12 TD. This season, he has seven scoring catches.

#19 TE Deangelo Peterson/Senior – 6-4, 235 pounds. A converted wide receiver, Peterson is still getting the handle on this blocking thing, so he’s a prospect in progress there. But he can still catch the ball, with 33 career receptions for 417 yards and 3 TDs.

#72 RT Alex Hurst/Junior – 6-6, 340 pounds. Hurst has played 29 games with 17 career starts. He’s in his second year as starter at RT and this year has been the only offensive line starter who has opened all eight games for the Tigers.

#9 QB Jordan Jefferson/Senior – 6-5, 223 pounds. A four-game suspension to begin the 2011 season put a damper on NFL interest in Jefferson. He lost his starting job and still has his 20-7 record as the LSU opening quarterback. Over his career he has played in 36 games, with those 27 starts. He’s completed 343 of 588 passes for 4,119 yards, 30 TDs and 18 INTs. He’s also run 310 times for 866 yards and 11 TDs, including an 83-yard scoring run in 2010.

#12 QB Jarrett Lee/Senior – 6-2, 206 pounds. He’s 13-4 as a starter at QB. He was 4-4 as a redshirt freshman in 2008 and this year is 8-0 as the starter. This year, he’s thrown 13 touchdown passes and just one interception on the season. Over his 38-game career, Lee has completed 311 of 5533 passes for 3,893 yards, 31 TDs and 19 INTS.

#76 LT Chris Faulk/Redshirt-Sophomore – 6-5¾, 325 pounds. Big, massive left tackle with surprising quickness. He’s opened seven games at the all important LT spot this year. Started a couple games last year at right tackle. He would most definitely be helped by another year in the SEC and if his development continued, he could easily be a top five choice.

#53 LG/C T-Bob Hebert/Senior – 6-3, 304 pounds. The son of former USFL and NFL quarterback Bobby Hebert, T-Bob earned his name from his great-grandmother, who was trying to keep all the Roberts in order. Smart, tough blocker who survives more on guile and guts than athletic skill. Over his career, he’s started 13 times at center, seven times at right guard and four times at left guard. In the 2009 season, he was the starting center for 11 games, but injuries cost him the job in the next season.


#17 CB Morris Clairborne/Junior – 6-0, 185 pounds. One of the best college defensive backs in the country, he combines outstanding speed with athletic ability and skill.
Clairborne has played in 27 games and started the last 20, with 74 total tackles, 8 interceptions and 10 passes broken up. He’s also done kick returns this year, with 13 returns for a 29.5-yard average and a touchdown return of 99 yards against West Virginia. He was recruited to LSU as a wide receiver.

#18 SS Brandon Taylor/Senior – 6-0, 194 pounds. A three-year starter at strong safety, Taylor missed the last four games of the 2010 season with a foot injury. His uniform number is of significance – each year a player that best represents the program on and off the field is picked to wear No. 18 and this year it was Taylor. He’s played 43 games, with 27 starts and has 137 total tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 4 interceptions and 14 passes broken up. His brother Curtis was a safety at LSU and was drafted two years ago in the seventh round by San Francisco.

#94 DE Kendrick Adams/Senior – 6-5, 255 pounds. Starter for the last two years at left defensive end where he’s had 41 total tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 3 sacks and a forced fumble. He played his first two seasons at Coplah-Lincoln Community College in Mississippi.

#22 LB Ryan Baker/Senior – 6-0, 236 pounds. He’s played in 44 games and started the last 19 for the Tigers. Tough guy who played the first month of the 2010 season with his mouth wired shut due to a broken jaw. Coming into this season he added 12 pounds of muscle and retained his speed. He has 153 career tackles, 14 TFL, 8.5 sacks and a forced fumble.

2 Responses to “A Look At LSU Prospects”

  • November 4, 2011  - Nathan says:

    - Over his 38-game career, Lee has completed 311 of 5533 passes for 3,893 yards, 31 TDs and 19 INTS. -

    That’s only a 17.8% completion rating…not very good. It is good that he throws only 1 pick per every 291 passes though.

  • November 5, 2011  - Michael says:

    Randal and Clairborne would both look good in red in gold, but they play positions the Chiefs likely won’t look to in the first round next year.

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