BATON ROUGE – Twenty-one members of LSU’s 2012 football team will be on display for the NFL on Wednesday as the school will host its annual Pro Day starting at Noon at the Charles McClendon Indoor Practice Facility.
A total of 28 former Tigers will take part in the event as six players from the 2011 team and one from the 2009 squad will participate. All 32 NFL teams are expected to be on hand for the event.
“This is one of those days that make you proud to be a coach,” LSU coach Les Miles said. “These guys have worked so hard to get to this point and to have an opportunity to showcase their skills and abilities to the NFL on our campus is exciting.
“Anytime you bring 100 or more NFL scouts and coaches to your campus for an event like this, it’s an opportunity to showcase our program and all of the great things that LSU has to offer. It also validates what we are doing as a program and that’s a testament to our staff and the great job they do with these guys on and off the field.”
In addition to the NFL, ESPN will be on hand for live coverage throughout the event on ESPN3 and ESPNU along with reports on SportsCenter. The NFL Network is also sending a crew and will be reporting throughout the day. In all, over 100 media credentials have been issued for tomorrow’s event.
LSU fans can see video and get up-to-date results for all 28 participants from the event at www.LSUsports.net/proday.
The players will go through a series of testing with the scouts that includes the 40-yard dash, the 225-bench press, vertical leap, broad jump, shuttle run and the 3-cone drill. The players will also have their measurements in height, weight, hand span and wing span taken. Select players will have interviews with team representatives tomorrow as well.
The NFL Draft is scheduled for late April in New York City and the Tigers are expected to have as many 10 players selected, including potential top 10 overall selection Barkevious Mingo, during the three day event.
2013 LSU Football Pro Day – List of Participants
No. Name Pos.
87 Chancey Aghayere DE
30 Drew Alleman PK
88 Chase Clement TE
77 Josh Downs DT
68 Josh Dworaczyk OT/OG
89 Lavar Edwards DE
76 Chris Faulk OT
42 Michael Ford RB
18 Bennie Logan DT
64 P.J. Lonergan C
7 Tyrann Mathieu DB/RS
49 Barkevious Mingo DE
46 Kevin Minter LB
99 Sam Montgomery DE
1 Eric Reid S
10 Russell Shepard WR
24 Tharold Simon CB
11 Spencer Ware RB
38 Brad Wing P
93 Cleveland Davis DT
47 Tyler Edwards TE
60 Will Blackwell OL Last played in 2011
37 Karnell Hatcher LB/DB Last played in 2011
53 T-Bob Hebert C/OL Last played in 2011
9 Jordan Jefferson QB Last played in 2011
12 Jarrett Lee QB Last played in 2011
83 Alex Russian SNP Last played in 2011
32 Charles Scott RB Last played in 2009