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On Thursday night and through the weekend, a slew LSU Tigers will become former LSU Tigers and current professional football players.

I’ve spent months devouring the film on all your favorite departing Tigers to create a guide what is being hailed as the most accurate draft guide you will find on the internet.

Devin White, ILB

Positional Ranking: 1

Most likely destination: New Orleans

White burst onto the scene like all good nascent Tigers with some impressive special teams ability in his freshman season. He would climb the linebacker depth chart early in his career as a freshman before becoming the full time starter as a sophomore and not looking back. He’s a big hitter with exceptional range. Has a certain instinctive feel for the game. The big run through for a TFL against Auburn in 2018 comes to mind. Not necessarily playing his keys on that play but he saw a hole, it felt right and he was rewarded. Great in coverage. There’s a great play against Notre Dame in the bowl game where he just explodes on a flat route. His defining trait is his speed but I believe he truly loves to hit people. Technically, he’s not a great tackler but honestly who cares. He’ll get to the ball more than enough times to make up for it.

My favorite play was when he picked up the damn fumble with one hand:

Greedy Williams, CB

Position Ranking: 1

Most likely destination: New Orleans

Greedy’s 2017 was one of the best years for a cornerback that I’ve seen (until Derek Stingley 2019). He mirrors receivers effortlessly and he was just a perfect piece in Dave Aranda’s press quarters scheme. He played man coverage a lot in his career which translates perfectly to the NFL game. I always thought he had outstanding ball skills. The interception in 2017 against Arkansas shows that. He perfected the new fade technique that everyone is teaching where cornerbacks turn into the receivers down the sideline. Locked some chumps down with that. 2018 was not 2017 but he was still excellent. Fulton was probably the best cornerback last year. That’s how loaded we are. Doesn’t care to tackle people but he’s a cornerback so who cares. You’re not drafting this guy to play Cover 2. Put him in man and let him get balls.

My favorite play was when he ran the slant for the Aggie receiver in 2017 and caught the ball for him:

Foster Moreau , TE

Positional Rank: 1

Most likely destination: New Orleans

In the history of LSU football there has never been a more underutilized player than Foster. Everything he’s done since the end of his career at LSU (senior bowl, combine, pro day) showed that he’s a legitimate pass catcher. He received his bachelors degree in blocking at the State University of Louisiana but nobody cares about blocking in the NFL. Send this man out on routes and let him prosper. He can run, he can catch, he’s like 7 feet tall. He could have been a 40 catch a season guy for LSU. Instead he finished his career with 52 in total. Embarrassing! The Foster Moreau you see in the NFL will not look like the player you saw at LSU

My favorite play was anytime they actually threw him the ball like this one against Auburn:

John Battle, S

Positional Ranking: 1

Most likely destination: New Orleans

I can’t say enough about how much I love John Battle. A very heady player who would be a surefire top of the draft prospect if he was as a better athlete. He played so many roles at LSU culminating in him basically playing free safety, box safety, inside linebacker and outside linebacker this past year for the Tigers. He’s a willing hitter. Excited that he finally gets his shot at the NFL after coming to LSU in the 19th century. There wasn’t very many flashy plays but he did his job and he’s a guy I really like and hope that he can stick on to a team as a UDFA somewhere.

My favorite play was when he and Rashard Lawrence did this against Miami:

Cole Tracy, K

Positional Ranking: 1

Most likely destination: New Orleans

For the first time in the history of the LSU football program we had a kicker. It was nice to be able to watch a kick actually go through the 2 yellow poles like it’s supposed to. It will not be fun when LSU goes back to not having a kicker every other year subsequently. I love that we’ve had great punters for a while but punters are mostly useless. O needs to go find some Latvian kicker pipeline so I don’t have to die a little bit every time we line up to kick a field goal.

Anyways, Cole Tracy is good.

My favorite play was... I mean, no shit right?

Ed Alexander, DT

Positional Ranking: 1

Most likely destination: New Orleans

I really thought that he would show out and dominate in 2018 next to Rashad Lawrence. Didn’t happen as much as I expected. I think he’ll still get taken somewhere at the end of the draft. He’s a big body and he can play the run.

Nick Brossette, RB

Positional Ranking: 1

Most likely destination: New Orleans

Certainly, he was not the same type of player that LSU has had at running back over the last decade or so. Not really a break tackle guy, not really a run away from you guy, not a shifty guy. Just did everything alright. Blocked well, found the hole well. Could get taken in the later rounds

Tiger Scheyd, UTILITY

Positional Ranking: 1

Most likely destination: New Orleans

If you are looking for someone that can give great signals to your starting quarterback from the sideline look no further than standout backup quarterback Tiger Scheyd. Get rid of those pesky headset to helmet devices that let you speak directly to your quarterback and pay Tiger to do it.