The LSU Tigers have long been one of the best college football programs in terms of producing NFL talent. The team saw seven players get drafted in 2021, including NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Ja'Marr Chase. The Tigers are certainly hoping for similar results this time around.
The NFL Combine is set to take place from March 1-7. It has already been announced that projected first-round pick Derek Stingley Jr. will not be participating in any on-field drills. However, that doesn't mean that there aren't some other Tigers players worth keeping an eye on.
Here's a look at three LSU players that will turn heads at the combine.
LSU NFL Combine
1. Damone Clark, LB
Damone Clark spent four seasons at LSU, but his senior campaign in 2021 was easily the best year of football he's ever played. He logged 135 tackles (15.0 for loss), 5.5 sacks, 1 interception and 2 forced fumbles across 12 games played. Simply put, he was all over the place. The combine should allow for Clark to showcase his pure athleticism and ridiculous speed. The 21-year-old constantly met opposing ball-carriers at the line of scrimmage and didn't allow for another inch to be gained. It'll be interesting to see his time on the 40-yard dash among an abundance of defensive drills. He could solidify his chance at an early round selection with a good showing.
2. Tyrion Davis-Price, RB
While this draft class may not have a top-tier running back expected to be taken off the board right away, it is full of players capable of making an impact at the next level. LSU's Tyrion Davis-Price is one of those players and has the opportunity to make his name known at the combine. The 6-foot-1, 232 pound bruiser rushed for 1,003 yards on 211 carries this past season and excelled at picking up blitzing linebackers. Scouts will want to watch for when Davis-Price gets on the bench press as his strength rises above that of most other RBs in this class. The LSU standout is going to do everything he can to get noticed.
3. Neil Farrell Jr., DL
It can be tough to find a reliable nose guard in today's NFL, which makes Neil Farrell Jr. an intriguing draft prospect heading into the combine. The 23-year-old played five seasons at LSU and his presence was most felt in rush defense. He is able to maintain gap control with ease and always has his eyes where the running back is going. Farrell's flexibility and balance should be on full display during the combine. A man his size (6-foot-4, 325 pounds) should not be able to contort his body along the defensive line the way he can. Farrell is going to gain a lot of popularity over the next week.
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