Chalk two more Tigers foregoing their senior seasons to head to the NFL — cornerback Kevin Toliver II and offensive tackle Toby Weathersby.
It’s been real✌ pic.twitter.com/jnhAGrqNOH— KT2 (@Kevintoliver2) January 8, 2018
It’s been real folks much love and God bless! pic.twitter.com/YmB2yF9AKU— Toby Weathersby (@_weathersby66) January 9, 2018
Both players were major pieces of LSU’s 2015 recruiting class, and saw the field early as true freshmen. Toliver, in particular, flashed moments of potential greatness early on as a true frosh, but battled injuries and inconsistency as a sophomore, even missing some game time for suspensions in 2016 and 2017. Weathersby hit the field early and even started some games late in 2015, battled injuries in 2016 before returning for a solid 2017 campaign.
It seems doubtful that either received top-two round grades from the NFL advisory committee. Toliver is a pure press-zone corner, perfect for a cover-three type of scheme. He could maybe even be a safety at the next level — but likely a third round pick or lower, if I had to guess.
Weathersby is a solid run blocker, but struggles in pass protection a little. He’ll likely play right tackle at the next level.
LSU almost certainly lobbied both players to stay, but in the end players have to make their own decisions. Here’s wishing both young men success.