LSU’s Chase to opt out of season

Rather than play LSU’s modified 2020 season, record-breaking receiver Ja’Marr Chase is set to opt out of his junior season and prepare for next year’s NFL Draft. LSU WR Ja’Marr Chase has opted out of the 2020 season, per @RossDellenger pic.twitter.com/YERIF3O9dH — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 30, 2020 The wideout reeled in 84 balls for 1,780 yards and 20 touchdowns for the undefeated national champion … Continue reading LSU’s Chase to opt out of season

Tulane’s Bradwell, McCleskey and Montano ink NFL free agent contracts

Press release from Tulane athletics: The Tulane University football team will send five players to the National Football League for the second consecutive season. Tulane’s list of professional players grew to five after running back Darius Bradwell, wide receiver Jalen McCleskey and offensive lineman Christian Montano each signed free agent contracts with the Los Angeles Chargers, Atlanta Falcons and Pittsburgh Steelers, respectively. The three free … Continue reading Tulane’s Bradwell, McCleskey and Montano ink NFL free agent contracts

Dotson becomes 2nd UL player selected in NFL Draft

Not only is Kevin Dotson’s NFL dream coming true, but the lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan was even selected by his favorite team. The Steelers used the 135th overall pick in the NFL Draft’s fourth round Saturday afternoon to add the University of Louisiana at Lafayette guard to its offensive line depth. The 6’4″/321-pounder became the first non-Combine participant to be drafted and joins fellow teammate … Continue reading Dotson becomes 2nd UL player selected in NFL Draft

Pair of La. Tech DBs selected with consecutive picks

Just two Louisiana Tech players were selected in the 2020 NFL Draft this past weekend. Those selections, however, just so happened to come in consecutive picks. The defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs nabbed safety L’Jarius Sneed with the 138th overall pick in Saturday’s fourth round. One pick later, the Las Vegas Raiders selected cornerback Amik Robertson with the 139th pick. The 6’1″/193-pound Sneed, … Continue reading Pair of La. Tech DBs selected with consecutive picks

UL’s Hunt selected in 2nd round

He didn’t have long to wait on Day 2. With the seventh pick in the second round of the NFL Draft Friday night, the Miami Dolphins improved its offensive line with the selection of University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Robert Hunt. Hunt, 23, will help protect quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, Miami’s fifth overall pick in Thursday night’s opening round. In 2019, Hunt earned a First Team … Continue reading UL’s Hunt selected in 2nd round

Burrow goes No. 1; 4 more LSU players selected in NFL Draft opening round

Joe Burrow won’t have to go too far. It’s just a short two and a half hour drive from where he went to high school — in The Plains, Ohio — to Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. On Thursday night, the Bengals made the LSU quarterback the top selection in the 2020 NFL Draft. The selection makes the Heisman Trophy winner the third player — … Continue reading Burrow goes No. 1; 4 more LSU players selected in NFL Draft opening round