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D500MAG
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Oklahoma
Member since Oct 2010
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re: How does LSU have more players in the NFL when Alabama = #1 class over 5 yrs
The NFL has these ummmmmm, certain types of test.

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Restomod
Member since Mar 2012
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re: How does LSU have more players in the NFL when Alabama = #1 class over 5 yrs
Because the Bama Bust phenomenon is most certainly real...


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victoire sécurisé
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Member since Nov 2012
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re: How does LSU have more players in the NFL when Alabama = #1 class over 5 yrs
I think Alabama's approach to PED's is to win championships and help young men achieve generational wealth. After the combine testing, the draft, and contracts are secured, there is less incentive to continue the risky practice of using those PED's. They lose their edge and can't compete against the athletes who do continue their use.

I have no evidence, but history has shown this to be true in every lucrative, competitive sport dominated by physical prowess rather than honed skill.


Duckie
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Tippy Toe, Louisiana
Member since Apr 2010
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re: How does LSU have more players in the NFL when Alabama = #1 class over 5 yrs
I think it's a variety of reasons.

1. Louisiana recruiting, although not as bad as MS, still has a very high unknown factor. There are so many athletes in LA from poorer communities or more rural areas that just never get seen. LSU has always benefited from this. Areas like Texas, Florida, and California are overwhelmed with recruiting camps, recruiting sites, and publicity. We have a lot of unknown highly talented guys that we are able to pluck.

2. We still have Austin Thomas evaluating. He is the key.

3. Saban, as much as you may hate him, starting building what he now has at alabama here at LSU. The consultants, academic center, facilities are all products of what Saban pushed. We still see the benefits of hiring him years ago. I truly believe Orgeron knows how to build a program like Alabama's, and more importantly, has the drive to see it through. I don't think Miles ever had that drive to keep building and pushing.

The key to Orgeron, is obviously, the on field product. If he can win games at a high rate, he will be very, very successful here. There's some risk involved, but that binder everyone makes fun of, is the foundation to what he will build here.
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km
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2008
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re: How does LSU have more players in the NFL when Alabama = #1 class over 5 yrs
One scout mentioned: high school to college recruit is all about physical measurables, while college to pro is all about leverage and technique.
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LSUDonMCO
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Orlando
Member since Dec 2003
5097 posts

re: How does LSU have more players in the NFL when Alabama = #1 class over 5 yrs
The Bama factor. SOme recruiting services actually raise or lower the number of stars a player has coming out of HS based on if Bama is recruiting him. the lazy "If Bama wants him he must be good mentality" ALSO HS success does not always transfer to college and the pros where everyone is big and everyone is fast.


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thunderbird1100
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re: How does LSU have more players in the NFL when Alabama = #1 class over 5 yrs
Sabana's classes didn't really start to turn into NFL picks until the 2010 NFL draft class.

We've been pumping them into the NFL for well over a decade by comparison.
This post was edited on 12/1 at 10:37 am


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