BATON ROUGE, La. -- It didn't take long in the recruiting process before it began to seem like LSU would not keep its most local target on campus.Tim Williams, an ESPN 150 defensive end and the state's highest-ranked player, seemed to lean toward leaving Baton Rouge early in the process, favoring destinations such as Miami and Florida State at various times before committing to Alabama on Monday, the day after his return from a visit to Tuscaloosa.
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The 2011 game between Alabama and LSU has seen nine players become first-round picks and 16 of the 22 defensive starters be drafted.
It's time to take one last stab at conference power rankings heading into the real offseason.
Looking at five SEC players who went undrafted but still could have an impact in the NFL.
When talking to prospects in the Houston area, two teams seemingly always receive mention -- Texas A&M and LSU.
Ohio State has the top spot locked down, but TCU, Auburn and a few other programs have the look of early playoff contenders.
The NFL has said LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins cannot re-enter the 2016 draft and that if he goes undrafted this year, he will become a free agent.
La'El Collins' entanglement in a murder investigation and Jalen Collins' link to failed drug tests push them down teams' draft boards.
The SEC was beaten out by the Pac-12 and ACC as far as first-round draft picks are concerned, but seven of the conference's players were picked.
The NFL has rejected LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins' request to be removed from the NFL draft.
Running backs, pass-rushers could provide immediate impact for contenders.
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Mike Gundy says his Oklahoma State squad would have beaten LSU by three touchdowns to win the 2012 title. Is he right?
LSU's La'el Collins is voluntarily leaving Chicago and the draft to return to Louisiana to meet with police, who want to talk to him about the shooting death of a pregnant woman, a source said.
Whether LSU is a national title contender remains to be seen, but the Tigers once again look like a team worthy of the Saturday night stage.
At least six SEC players have been drafted in the first round in each of the past eight years. Here's a potential sleeper and a risk pick from the SEC.