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Travin Dural, WR, LSU

Nov 7, 2015; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Travin Dural (83) catches a touchdown pass ahead of Alabama Crimson Tide defense during the second quarter at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Class: Junior

Height: 6’2

Weight: 192 lbs.



Good Hands

Ability to High Point Balls

Run Blocking


Route Running

Not The Fastest


Dural is a player a lot of Saints fans will be familiar with, since he played for LSU.

Dural is a good sized WR who could help take some of the pressure off Brandin Cooks. He also would be a good target for Brees in the red zone.

He has good hands and I love his ability to high point balls. He is a decent run blocker, having played in LSU’s run heavy scheme, which is something Sean Payton and co. will appreciate.

At the next level he will need to expand his route tree and learn to run crisper routes. Also he is not the fastest so he won’t beat you in a foot race. His biggest draw back is he tore his hamstring against Ole Miss this year which will have him fall in the draft.

His numbers won’t blow you away, but he didn’t get an abundance of opportunities at LSU since they are a run first team, and the LSU quarterback situation hasn’t helped him any.

Career Stats:

72 receptions, 1436 yards, 12 TDs, 13 rushes, 124 yards

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