LSU hosting NFL Pro Day on Wednesday


From LSU Sports:

BATON ROUGE – Twenty-one members of LSU's 2012 football team will be on display for the NFL on Wednesday as the school will host its annual Pro Day starting at Noon at the Charles McClendon Indoor Practice Facility.

A total of 28 former Tigers will take part in the event as six players from the 2011 team and one from the 2009 squad will participate. All 32 NFL teams are expected to be on hand for the event.

Some of the top names taking part in LSU Pro Day include Barkevious Mingo, Sam Montgomery, Kevin Minter, Eric Reid, Spencer Ware, Russell Shepard, P.J. Lonergan and Bennie Logan.

"This is one of those days that make you proud to be a coach," LSU coach Les Miles said. "These guys have worked so hard to get to this point and to have an opportunity to showcase their skills and abilities to the NFL on our campus is exciting.

"Anytime you bring 100 or more NFL scouts and coaches to your campus for an event like this, it's an opportunity to showcase our program and all of the great things that LSU has to offer. It also validates what we are doing as a program and that's a testament to our staff and the great job they do with these guys on and off the field."

In addition to the NFL, ESPN will be on hand for live coverage throughout the event on ESPN3 and ESPNU along with reports on SportsCenter. The NFL Network is also sending a crew and will be reporting throughout the day. In all, over 100 media credentials have been issued for tomorrow's event.

LSU fans can see video and get up-to-date results for all 28 participants from the event at

The players will go through a series of testing with the scouts that includes the 40-yard dash, the 225-bench press, vertical leap, broad jump, shuttle run and the 3-cone drill. The players will also have their measurements in height, weight, hand span and wing span taken. Select players will have interviews with team representatives tomorrow as well.

The NFL Draft is scheduled for late April in New York City and the Tigers are expected to have as many 10 players selected, including potential top 10 overall selection Barkevious Mingo, during the three day event.

2013 LSU Football Pro Day – List of Participants

No. Name Pos.

87 Chancey Aghayere DE

30 Drew Alleman PK

88 Chase Clement TE

77 Josh Downs DT

68 Josh Dworaczyk OT/OG

89 Lavar Edwards DE

76 Chris Faulk OT

42 Michael Ford RB

18 Bennie Logan DT

64 P.J. Lonergan C

7 Tyrann Mathieu DB/RS

49 Barkevious Mingo DE

46 Kevin Minter LB

99 Sam Montgomery DE

1 Eric Reid S

10 Russell Shepard WR

24 Tharold Simon CB

11 Spencer Ware RB

38 Brad Wing P

Cleveland Davis DT

Tyler Edwards TE

Other Participants:

60 Will Blackwell OL Last played in 2011

37 Karnell Hatcher LB/DB Last played in 2011

53 T-Bob Hebert C/OL Last played in 2011

9 Jordan Jefferson QB Last played in 2011

12 Jarrett Lee QB Last played in 2011

83 Alex Russian SNP Last played in 2011

32 Charles Scott RB Last played in 2009