Six former LSU football players hoping to improve their stock ahead of the 2019 NFL Draft will get a chance to do that at the highest level in a few weeks as they were invited to participate in the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine.
Linebacker Devin White, cornerback Greedy Williams, kicker Cole Tracy, tight end Foster Moreau, running back Nick Brossette and safety John Battle will represent LSU in the combine where they will work out in front of scouts and coaches from every team in the NFL.
Defensive tackle Ed Alexander, who departed the program ahead of the Tigers’ game in the Fiesta Bowl, did not receive an invite to the event.
The list includes some names expected as well as a couple potential surprises that have already done some work to improve their draft stock in off-season workouts and games.
Among those that surprise few are White, Williams and Tracy, all of whom ended the season as finalists for national awards at their prospective positions.
White became LSU’s first Butkus award winner after leading the Tigers with 123 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles. Over the course of his career at LSU, and in his final season with the program in particular, he became a fan favorite due to his apparent love for the program and his aggressive and effective style of play.
Williams, much like White, is a projected first-round pick in the NFL Draft. His LSU career ended shortly after it was announced the Tigers would play in the Fiesta Bowl against UCF.
He ended his junior season with 11 pass defenses, nine pass breakups and a pair of interceptions to go along with 33 tackles. He is projected to make an immediate impact on whichever team decides to draft him.
Tracy was the other non-surprise on the list. The graduate transfer from Assumption College made immediate waves at LSU thanks to his leg, accuracy and ability to hit crunch-time field goals.
He hit 28 of 33 field goals in and LSU uniform and finished his career with more successful field goal attempts than any player in NCAA history.
Moreau very well may have earned his combine invite with the work he put in at the Reese’s Senior Bowl where he impressed coaches and scouts alike all week.
He earned the offensive practice layer of the week award for tight ends at the event in which he earned an invite after a senior season in which he tallied 272 receiving yards on 22 catches.
Brossette didn’t enter his senior season as a favorite to lead the Tigers in rushing, but by the end of the Fiesta Bowl he had joined the 1,000 yard club with 1,039 yards on the season on 240 carries.
He led the Tigers with 14 rushing touchdowns and earned a spot in the East-West Shrine game where he also scored on a goal-line play.
Battle earned his invite after a season in which he tallied three interceptions, five pass defenses, a pair of pass breakup and 39 tackles, all in only 10 games.