Draft Class Set for Pro Timing Day; Follow Live
Assoc. Athletic Director/Communications
BATON ROUGE - LSU's 2011 senior class, along with Morris Claiborne, Michael Brockers and Rueben Randle, will be on display for the NFL on Thursday as the school will host its annual Pro Timing Day starting at 10 a.m. at the Charles McClendon Indoor Practice Facility.
LSU fans can see video and get up-to-date results for all 25 participants from the event at www.LSUsports.net/proday. Three former Tigers - Jai Eugene, Ali Highsmith, and Derek Helton - will also participate on Thursday.
"We are doing something a little different this year in that we are hosting pro day and our clinic at the same time," head coach Les Miles said. "We think it will be a lot of fun for the high school coaches to come in and see what our pro timing day is all about.
"I know the guys working out for the NFL coaches tomorrow have worked very hard to get to this point. It's basically a job interview for them and I'm excited about watching them perform. 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.
LSU is expecting nearly 100 NFL scouts and coaches to be on hand for the four-hour workout.
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 as three players selected in the first round, including Claiborne, who is projected as a top five pick.