Nov 15, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Matt Cassel (16) drops the ball after being hit by Tampa Bay Buccaneers middle linebacker Kwon Alexander (58) during the first quarter of a football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
It has been an unusual year for LSU’s latest NFL Rookie Class.
Usually the Tigers rookie class goes into the league with very high expectations and unusual depth compared to other schools.
The 2015 LSU rookies were a little smaller class and had fairly mixed reviews leading in to the draft.
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Add to that the uncertainty around La’el Collins which led to the Tigers best player going undrafted and it was difficult to know what to expect from this group.
For some Tigers the journey ended before it began. Center Elliot Porter signed a free agent deal with the Browns but wasn’t invited to training camp.
Fullback Connor Neighbors and Defensive End Jermauria Rasco signed with the Titans and Packers, respectively. Both were placed on injured reserve during training camp, but with the reserve designation that will allow both to give the NFL a second try next year.
RB Kenny Hilliard has been stuck on the Texans practice squad all season in spite of having a good training camp and seeing injuries in front of him.
Undrafted players Terrence Magee and Ronald Martin have been on the practice squads of the Ravens and Jets for most of the season, with both appearing in some games as special teams players.
For now, it’s time to look at the LSU rookies who have made the biggest impact in the NFL in 2015, and whom we expect may become the next “stars” on Sundays while representing their beloved alma mater back in Baton Rouge, very well.
And we start with THIS one…….
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