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MasterAbe1
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The Fatass State
Member since Oct 2016
783 posts

Is Ali Highsmith the most underrated LB we've had?
We have had a lot of great linebackers come through here over the years, such as Debo, Kendall, Riley, and the great DJ Welter but is Ali highsmith the most underrated? Still one of my favorite plays to watch is him nailing the OSU QB in the NC game


raisinbran
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2012
267 posts

re: Is Ali Highsmith the most underrated LB we've had?
Something something DJ Welter


Dylan
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Bayou Barbary
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re: Is Ali Highsmith the most underrated LB we've had?
Kevin Minter was great and he doesn't get mentioned a lot either it seems.


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mjax57
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Vinings, GA
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re: Is Ali Highsmith the most underrated LB we've had?
Perry Riley


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NorthshoreTiger76
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re: Is Ali Highsmith the most underrated LB we've had?
Thomas Dunson


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rjokerlsu
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Big Spring, TX
Member since Apr 2007
4887 posts

re: Is Ali Highsmith the most underrated LB we've had?
Going into this season, I would have thought Riley was not necessarily NFL material. But he played himself into being an NFL prospect, no doubt helped by Aranda's coaching.

Still Duke has come a long way since he was one of the final players made a commitable scholarship offer as a high school senior four years ago.

It will be interesting to see how he does in the NFL.


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Stephen1979
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Member since Oct 2016
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re: Is Ali Highsmith the most underrated LB we've had?
Ron Sancho

Mike Calais had a good career despite playing on really bad teams and getting poor coaching. He was always a good player during a tough time


ATLTiger
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re: Is Ali Highsmith the most underrated LB we've had?
nah, I think ppl had a good respect for Ali's career. for a while, Eric Alexander's 03 season was underrated, but I think he's gotten progressively more love when the "underrated" conversations come up, at least on this board.

vastly underrated season (not necessarily career): Ryan Baker in 2010

87 tackles
11 TFL
7 sacks

in only 12 games, cuz he missed the first game (UNC) with a broken jaw.


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BlackAdam
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re: Is Ali Highsmith the most underrated LB we've had?
He was a good backer who made some big plays, but no. I would give him a properly rated.

Danny McCray may have been the most underrated. I know he bounced between safety and linebacker, but he lasted 5 years in the NFL, and most LSU fans don't even remember him.

Darry Beckwith was another underrated linebacker who had a longer than average pro-career.


JohnnyU
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Florida
Member since Nov 2006
4626 posts

re: Is Ali Highsmith the most underrated LB we've had?
Underrated? Lionel Turner


The Lou
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re: Is Ali Highsmith the most underrated LB we've had?
Trev Faulk


LSU1SLU
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Member since Mar 2013
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re: Is Ali Highsmith the most underrated LB we've had?
quote:

Underrated? Lionel Turner


tbabino
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Member since Aug 2014
413 posts

re: Is Ali Highsmith the most underrated LB we've had?
Ali Highsmith is a top-5 ALL TIME linebacker for LSU, IMHO


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nitwit
Member since Oct 2007
6236 posts

re: Is Ali Highsmith the most underrated LB we've had?
You cannot have this conversation without mentioning the name Hobley...


south bama tiger
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Memphis, TN
Member since May 2008
6514 posts

re: Is Ali Highsmith the most underrated LB we've had?
The fact that Kelvin Shepherd has yet to be mentioned in this thread proves he's one of the more underrated


Topwater Trout
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Red Stick
Member since Oct 2010
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re: Is Ali Highsmith the most underrated LB we've had?
Hobley was a defensive back


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olegreg
LSU Fan
Denham Springs
Member since Dec 2009
417 posts

re: Is Ali Highsmith the most underrated LB we've had?
Sorry but I cannot think of Danny without this
3rd play from scrimmage 2008 vs Fl



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Honest Tune
LSU Fan
Tchefuncte River
Member since Dec 2011
5196 posts

re: Is Ali Highsmith the most underrated LB we've had?
Jeremy Lawrence gets overlooked since he played alongside fan favorites Bradie James and Trev Faulk. He was a good linebacker though.


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tigerbait1.6
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Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2013
2339 posts

re: Is Ali Highsmith the most underrated LB we've had?
cameron vaughn was solid. Not the best but definitely not the worst.


PiscesTiger
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Concrete, WA
Member since Feb 2004
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re: Is Ali Highsmith the most underrated LB we've had?
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Mike Calais had a good career despite playing on really bad teams and getting poor coaching.



And his career ended in the first quarter of the first game of the '96 season.


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