LsuTool LSU Fan Junior U Member since Oct 2009 15921 posts
re: lsu getting some love on espn.com (Posted on 5/16/12 at 4:05 pm to redfieldk717)
quote: How many defenses out there could lose a pair of first-rounders and come back the next season and potentially be even better? LSU's defense certainly had that look to it this spring despite the loss of cornerback Morris Claiborne and defensive tackle Michael Brockers, both of whom declared early for the NFL draft and were taken in the first round. It starts up front for the Tigers, who have the best pair of bookend defensive ends in the country in Sam Montgomery and Barkevious Mingo. Both are potential top-10 picks in the 2013 NFL draft. In the middle of that LSU defensive line is tackle Bennie Logan, who also has a chance to be a first-rounder. And from a pure talent standpoint, sophomore tackle Anthony "Freak" Johnson is exactly what his nickname suggests. Kevin Minter was one of the Tigers' most improved players this spring at middle linebacker, and in the secondary, Tyrann Mathieu, Eric Reid and Tharold Simon are all future pros. It's obviously a defense that's oozing with talent, but it's also a defense that still has a chip on its shoulder with the way last season ended.