Report: LSU losing second junior-eligible player, defensive back Cordale Flott, to NFL draft


The second junior eligible LSU football player has decided to turn professional.

Versatile secondary member Cordale Flott of Saraland, Ala. has decided to enter the 2022 NFL draft, reported on Wednesday.

Flott follows the lead of junior running back Ty Davis-Price who announced last week that he was opting out of playing in the Jan. 4 TaxAct Texas Bowl and not returning for his senior year to begin his preparations for the 2022 NFL draft.

Flott, who did not play in LSU’s 42-20 loss to Kansas State on Tuesday, finished seventh overall in tackles and second among the Tigers’ secondary with 41 stops, an interception and three passed defended during the 2021 season.

With the Tigers losing both starting cornerbacks Derek Stingley Jr. and Eli Ricks during the course of the year to season-ending injuries, Flott switched from the team’s starter at nickel back and returned to his natural position at cornerback.

Flott played in 14 of LSU’s 15 games during its national championship season at cornerback, getting one start, and registering 15 tackles with four passes defended.

He concluded his career, which included 23 starts in 36 games, with 81 tackles, one interception and 11 passes defended. His best season came during last year’s COVID-19 shortened year with 43 tackles, four passes broken up and a forced fumble.

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