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LSU junior wide receiver Malachi Dupre announced that he will forego his senior season and enter the 2017 NFL Draft.

Dupre sent out this "Thank you" note and video from his Twitter account on Friday afternoon.

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Dupre recorded 41 receptions for 593 yards and three touchdowns this past season.

He finished his career at LSU with 98 receptions for 1,609 yards and 14 touchdowns.
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Quid Pro Quo87 months
Every other #1 WR recruit has been a top draft pick - 1st-2nd round. His phenomenal 43.5 inch Vertical would have been the second best in the NBA Draft that year. _______________________________________________________________________ Dupre & the "Heisman Factor Frustration" that he and all the WRs faced: “If they were recruiting me and they told me they were going to give the ball to Leonard, or the running backs 75 percent of the time, it might be hard to get a recruit at the receiver position or quarterback position. But at the end of the day, we’re here … we’ve got to live with it.”
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75503Tiger87 months
It's his time. He's going to do as well if he goes this year or next. I was hoping he'd come back but I wish him well.
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TigerRoad87 months
Don't drop a single ball at the combine and you'll go high.
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Quid Pro Quo87 months
"Malachi Dupre's NFL Stock is continuing to rise- 1st-2nd Rd, 3rd-7th WR." "Dupre is able to out-leap most defenders and attack the ball at its highest point. has good hands, and is a threat on all levels. His size, catch radius, b-jump, and vertical should impress. I would expect him to be 1st rd worthy on talent alone." "His talent went to waste at LSU in a run heavy offense. It's better to judge Dupre by what he does when he actually gets the ball thrown his way, which is convert. The 6'4”, 195-pound junior has 98 receptions and 14 of those have gone for touchdowns, including six of 43 in 2015." "He has strong hands and long arms which help him attack the ball at its highest point. Dupre has proven to be a big-play threat and someone who can make plays down the field. His strong hands also pop when he’s working the underneath routes. Dupre is able to adjust his body and pluck the ball away from his frame. This allows him to make those tough catches in traffic." "Dupre proved he could explode past his man when getting to the back of the end zone to catch a fade. The junior also impressed with his blocking, helping running back Derrius Guice twice on touchdown runs. This is the sort of effort that will help Dupre make an impact in the NFL." LSU FR Harris & Dupre one-handed: LINK
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TigerRoad87 months
When he catches the ball.
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atltiger648787 months
Does Quid Pro Quo work for The Onion???
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Quid Pro Quo87 months
atltiger6487 said "He's done nothing to show he's even the best receiver on our roster." Okay. He was only THE top WR for 3 yrs. 11 of his 14 TDs came in his 1st 2 years, 10 from Harris. That was 2 more than the 9 Beckham & Landry had combined their 1st 2 yrs and 2 more than Beckham's 12 in 3 yrs. Before you take issue with Dupre or the quotes from Draft Analysts, you might want to blame the Coaching & Unimaginative Offensive Scheme for ranking 120th in Pass ATTs and 123rd in Plays/Game/Tempo & Spread. 6 WRs transferred, including 5* Tyron Johnson and we were less productive on Offense in 2016 than 2015, scoring 5 pts less per game. His #1 ESPN Talent was underutilized & wasted, as was #2 DTQB Brandon Harris. They were both top talents recruited to all the Top schools with modern offenses but came to LSU because, like Tyron they were promised an up-tempo, spread offense. FYI every other #1 WR recruit has been a top draft pick - 1st-2nd round.
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blueboy87 months
His ceiling is boundless, but I think he'll be a late round draft. In fact, I'll bet anyone that he will be 4th round or later. He's under-developed. This is a poor decision. But, he's an LSU guy so I wish him well. Godspeed, Malachi.
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southsidedell84 months
Your a prophet man....
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southsidedell84 months
*You're
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themunch87 months
He showed some toughness this year and a want to get to the ball. Best of Luck man.
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He's got all the tools. Just needs better hands and to be more aggressive. Wish he'd stay to develop that, but best of luck to him.
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Quid Pro Quo87 months
HANDS? When you can high-point a dart one-handed in double coverage, leaping 10-11' in the air, or vs ALA w/Cyrus Jones pulling on your facemask and grabbing your free arm, the Scouts rave about your hands and aggressiveness.
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Tigerfan23287 months
Mannie scared him off. This really is a disappointing move. He is ready but should have stayed for a better draft grade. Money must be tight....
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Spankum87 months
Thanks for being a tiger, Dupre...We'll be watching you on Sunday!
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Mulerider87 months
Congrats to Dupre. He has been a great Tiger. I, too, believe he could use another year like Collins, Beckwith and White used to become much better picks but I don't know his situation. Good luck Malachi and fly that LSU flag on Sundays!!!
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tigerfoot87 months
Beckwith? The torn ACL Beckwith?
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tigerfoot87 months
He is a good receiver. fans are yet again blaming a player for an atrocious offensive scheme. He had a couple drops, ok. But a few of his drops that are blamed on him were marginal throws at best. Almost every call ever thrown his way he had to stop and wait for, He may not see himself as a fit for Canada's offense. He may just be tired of playing in a half empty stadium in front of the bitch ingest fans alive for his home games No one shits on players like LSU fans. I'd send my son to Bama too
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monsterballads87 months
The scheme caused him to drop balls? That's a new one
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jlbasm87 months
Go be a bama fan you little bitch
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Quid Pro Quo87 months
Scheme definitely affects completion rate and dropped passes. That is why Miles was fired, O hired, to modernize the Offense. You run Tempo/RPO & rank in the top 20 Passing rather than bottom 5, things open up for the WRS/RBs. When you are 60/40 Pass and running 80-100 plays a game the defense gets tired. If you are spread 4-5 wide, running Tempo/RPO with a DTQB in the shotgun, he is an added threat a defender has to cover, the WR's only have to beat man coverage, or no coverage. When Dupre was in the slot in 3 WR-4WR sets he was matched against slower LBs. When he was in 1-2WR/2TE/FB sets, running 50 Plays/Game, he had no tactical advantages. He was doubled covered CBs and it was harder to get separation. Harris was better than Clemson in 2015 on 3rd and long, and those passes went to Dupre, mostly.
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LSU61587 months
Don't go to New York because your phone call won't come until Friday.
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Quid Pro Quo87 months
#1 ESPN, Dupre, a premier Slot or outside WR, excellent blocker, great hands, practiced 2 yrs with the Saints in HS and set the 2014 SPARQ record with his 43.5" Vertical. With only 98 catches, Dupre had more Yards, YPC, & TDs (14) as a FR (5) & Soph (6) than either Beckham or Landry & leaves with 14 TDs, 2 more than Beckham, 1 less than Landry. He did that with 40% less catches. Dupre & Harris connected on 10 of his 14 TDs & 3 of his 5 100 yd games & Dupre was #3 in the nation w/23 YPC as a FR. But like Dural they both had drastically declining roles & stats in 2016's less explosive OFF. No Analyst is going to miss the mitigating factors he faced & penalize either him or Dural for playing in an Off that absurdly ranked 120th, 119th, & 116th in pass ATTs which makes absolutely no sense since Pass Plays were more productive than Rushing...Even W/O Shotgun/Tempo/Spread in Miles/Cam's 1-2WR 2TE/FB sets Dupre was forced to beat double coverage on long isolation routes. LSU ranked last in Pace of Play & Plays/Game, 1/2 of CLEM/ALA, except when they turned FR Harris/Dupre loose in a shotgun spread/HUNH for 2 min vs MSST & spread vs NMST. Compared to Clemson's Sr. Mike Williams who had Tempo & Space, Harris/Dupre & all the QBs/WRs were hamstrung w/6 transferring out. Dupre made unbelivable leaping highpoint & 1-handed catches, even w/intentional facemask & PI & his Combine should shoot him up the charts. 28 Pt 2nd Qtr FLA Highlights: Early fumble by LF gave FLA easy 7-0 lead, then 9 yd TD, 52 yd flea flicker, 3rd&9 50 yd TD with 27 secs & 4 DL chasing grabbing Harris, 3 DBs covering Dupre for a 28-14 halftime lead. LINK / LINK LINK LINK LINK LINK LINK
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USMCTiger0387 months
Always liked Malachi but he'd be so much better served with another year of college under his belt. Plays "small" not dominant but has the tools to be. Best of luck though.
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Quid Pro Quo87 months
"Malachi Dupre is a size receiver who’s listed at 6’4” and plays to that height. He has strong hands and long arms which help him attack the ball at its highest point. Dupre has proven to be a big-play threat and someone who can make plays down the field."
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monsterballads87 months
I think lsu had better WR's on the bench this season and dupre started over them out of seniority. truth is: he should have been benched during the season for all of the drops and half assed route running he was doing for both harris and etling. no way should he have had as much playing time as he did with the low effort he gave, especially on 50/50 balls.
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monsterballads87 months
he had a great bowl game, so we know the potential was there. question is why he didn't show it throughout the year.
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Quid Pro Quo87 months
His TD production was 1/2 what it was last year, Dural's was 1 TD. Why should he stay? They were half-assed routes, 1-2WR, no Shotgun/Spread/Tempo/, when he was in 3WR sets and in the Slot he was in Etling's quick drop off range more often. Without the Bowl game his yds and ypc were half what they were his 1st 2 yrs.
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Quid Pro Quo87 months
Scheme: LSU played with no Tempo, few spread RPOs because Etling is not a running threat. The Cardinals were without three starters on defense because of injuries - outside linebacker James Hearns, cornerback Trumaine Washington and safety Josh Harvey-Clemons. And it showed in the secondary immediately. On LSU's first play of the game, Etling picked on Washington's replacement - junior college transfer Ronald Walker, who started the first game of his career Saturday. Etling found Dupre behind Walker for a 36-yard gain to the Louisville 37-yard line. Dupre was also catching Etling passes that were not put where they needed to be. In the second quarter, Dupre stuck out his long arm and made a one-handed grab of a pass from Etling in which he led Dupre by too much. But Dupre went Jarvis Landry for the catch and a 29-yard gain to the Louisville 35-yard line.
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LSU FSU Grad87 months
Love the disparity between "he's gonna be a stud" to "5th or 6th rounder." The reality is right now he has a low 2nd round grade. That sounds nice and all, but the money's in the first. Without a first round grade or major financial/grade concerns, he should come back to get into the first. NFL rookie contracts are all about the first. If he goes in the 2nd or 3rd, he'll make money, but not close to the first. And if he even makes a team, he'll be "saddled" with that deal for 4 yrs.
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bearfan2287 months
Thank goodness chark returned
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LSU Patrick87 months
Should have returned, but good luck.
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stho38187 months
Best of luck to him. I hope he succeeds in the NFL.
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Lsuchs87 months
Odell makes over 3x what jarvis makes annually, had 5mil more in signing bonus, and 10x guaranteed money in his contract.
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