NFL Combine invites 11 LSU players

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry scores a touchdown last season. Landry recently participated in the NFL Combine. 
POST SOUTH PHOTO/Peter Silas Pasqua

BATON ROUGE – A total of 11 LSU football players received an invitation to compete in the annual NFL Combine held Feb. 22-25 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

The combine put 300 college players through a series of drills, tests, workouts and interviews in what is basically a job interview with potential NFL teams.

The list of Tigers taking part included seven offensive players in quarterback Zach Mettenberger, running backs Jeremy Hill and Alfred Blue, wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, fullback J.C. Copeland and offensive guard Trai Turner and four defensive players in defensive tackles Ego Ferguson and Anthony Johnson, linebacker Lamin Barrow and safety Craig Loston.

Players were put through a series of tests, including the much-publicized 40-yard dash and the 225-pound bench press. They were also measured in the vertical jump, the broad jump, the 3-cone drill and the shuttle run.

The players were then put through a variety of positional workouts, which will simulate the types of drills done during a typical NFL practice.

Off the field, players went through interviews with each NFL team that can cover any subject as the teams try to determine if a player is ready for the NFL.

Following the NFL Combine, the 11 Tigers will get ready for LSU’s Pro Day, which will be held in April with the NFL Draft to follow on May 8-10 in New York City.