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Famous New Orleans rapper Lil Wayne sent out a tweet this week saying that his client and former LSU linebacker Duke Riley "is the best overall skill set linebacker in the draft."

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Riley, who had an outstanding senior season at LSU, is rated the No. 11 linebacker in the draft according to NFL Draft Analyst Matt Miller.

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Vernonbrew2288 months
Who is Lil Wayne? A sports analyst. No doubt, Riley had a strong senior year
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Mr. Hangover88 months
The best part of Duke's game is the stuff that fans or media will never see.. he's absolutely GREAT for any team's chemistry - that's straight from one of the players I know
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Ace Midnight88 months
You can't teach effort and commitment - Duke is not an "imposing" physical specimen for a linebacker and is not known for amazing feats of strength or speed. What he DID do as a senior ILB for us was run to the ball and tackle. He was rarely out of position and on top of all of that, made quite a few impressive plays and key stops. Having said all of this, this is his agent quoted in the article, not NFL scouts or GM-type folks (i.e. the folks that matter.)
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alumni9588 months
Aranda got this man PAID
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TriDitty88 months
I really like Duke to have a great NFL career but come on... he wasn't even the best ILB on this year's team before Beckwith's injury.
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Alltheway Tigers!88 months
This is true. But he played a different role than Beck. Beck was the thumper ILB. Duke played the other role, pass coverage, running down RB, etc. he did well in that role. I also see Duke in a 4-3 scheme also.
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Kankles88 months
The best? Is he high?
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LSUtigers11188 months
I mean, probably
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AustinKnight88 months
With Chavis as his coach NOT even drafted
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Lexman188 months
I just wanted to read the comments. This is news? An agent promoting his client? Riveting! Aside from that BS, I do think Riley will surprise a lot of people. He could be a star for the Saints if only Payton didn't have such a hard on for Ohio St. players. Best of luck to Duke though! Always a Tiger!
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km88 months
If it's a slow news day, just publish the obituaries.
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SoulGlo88 months
11th LB in the draft?? Bargain.
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LSU_Saints_Hornets88 months
YOUNG MULA BAAAAABY
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LSUgrad8888 months
I mean if Lil Wayne says so...
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LSUdude24788 months
Duke Riley is gonna be a baller on someone's team.
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CelticDog87 months
Patriots.
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