The LSU Tigers certainly know a thing or two about putting a player in the NFL. If their scouting reports for the 2022 NFL Draft are any indication, that will be similar this season. Though they may lack top-tier talent across the board, their roster has plenty of depth.
LSU 2022 NFL Draft Scouting Reports
In addition to Stingley, the Tigers also have an underrated interior pass rusher in Neil Farrell Jr. Cade York is our top-ranked kicker. And Ed Ingram is one of the top guard prospects this class has to offer. Here are the full scouting reports from LSU ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Andre Anthony, DE
Positives: Productive college pass rusher who breaks down well, plays with terrific leverage, and slices through double-team blocks to penetrate the line of scrimmage. Fluid, moves well around the field, and gives effort against the run. Works his hands throughout the action and bends off the edge.
Negatives: Consistently handled at the point of attack or taken from the action by tight ends. Possesses marginal athleticism and average playing speed. Played in just three games last season before having his year cut short by a knee injury.
Analysis: Anthony is an undersized college pass rusher who lacks the speed for linebacker and the body type to hold up at defensive end. He’s a potential situational pass rusher if he gets back to health and quickly produces in camp this summer.
Austin Deculus, OT
Positives: Tall, long-armed right tackle with growth potential. Keeps his feet moving, stays square, and shows strength at the point. Seals defenders from the action, works his hands throughout the play, and blocks with lean. Makes good use of angles in pass protection and anchors at the point.
Negatives: Not a natural knee bender. Lacks agility and displays a lot of stiffness. Gets upright in pass protection.
Analysis: Deculus is a strong run-blocking lineman who can back up on the right side at guard or tackle.
Cade York, K
Positives: Productive, consistent field-goal kicker with a strong leg. Gets excellent lift on field goals, drives the ball through the uprights, and is very efficient on long-range field goals. Effective bad-weather kicker.
Negatives: Solely the field goal kicker at LSU and never handled kickoffs. Has a tendency to pull his field-goal attempts.
Analysis: York is a big-legged kicker with next-level ability if he rounds out his game.
Chasen Hines, G
Positives: Agile, quick offensive lineman who bends his knees, sets with a wide base, and blocks with leverage. Explosive at the point and fires into blocks. Patient in pass protection, stays square, and works well with linemates. Strong, works his hands throughout the action, and knocks opponents from the line of scrimmage.
Negatives: Struggles to finish blocks or control opponents. Late picking up stunts or blitzes. Coming off a disappointing season.
Analysis: Hines presented himself as a serious Day 2 prospect in 2020. However, his play regressed last season. He possesses the size and style to be used at guard or center, though Hines must really get his game back on track.
Cordale Flott, CB
Positives: Underrated defensive back who can fill a variety of roles in the secondary. Effective facing the action, tracks the pass in the air, and displays good hands for the interception. Aggressive, flashes on the scene, and makes a lot of athletic plays. Possesses solid ball skills, gets his head back around in man coverage, and has a nice move to the throw.
Stays with assignments, breaks down well, and peels off his man to come upfield and defend the run. Wraps up tackling and brings opponents down in the open field.
Negatives: Shows a lot of indecision in his game. Struggles to stay on the receiver’s hip out of breaks. Has a wiry build and isn’t a stout tackler.
Analysis: Flott was a solid defensive back at LSU the past two seasons and comes with an upside, though he would’ve been better served with another year on the college field. He needs to get bigger and stronger as well as improve his instincts. Still, he has enough value to be kept on a roster as an eighth defensive back.
Damone Clark, LB
Positives: Athletic linebacker who flashes playmaking ability. Displays outstanding range, quickly gets out to the sidelines, and cuts off the corners from ball handlers. Fluid moving laterally in pursuit, easily changes direction, and uses his hands to protect himself and slide off blocks. Breaks down well, shows a tremendous closing burst, and plays to his 40 time. Wraps up tackling.
Negatives: Inconsistent if not questionable instincts. Inefficient and does not always take proper angles to the action. Not a stout tackler and has running backs picking up yardage off initial contact.
Analysis: Clark has been a legitimate linebacker prospect since his sophomore season of 2018 and has the athleticism to start at the next level. That being the case, his instincts are a concern for me and may limit the types of schemes he will be productive in.
Want more information on Clark? Here’s our expanded scouting report and draft profile: Damone Clark, LSU LB | NFL Draft Scouting Report
Darren Evans, DB
Positives: Developing small-school transfer who displayed a lot of progress in his game last season. Quickly diagnoses the action, keeps plays in front of him, and works well with safeties. Fires upfield to defend the run, displays a closing burst of speed, and battles opponents throughout the action. Smooth moving in reverse, stays in his backpedal, and tracks the pass in the air.
Negatives: Not a stout corner. Has a wiry build. Did not record a single interception the two seasons he played for LSU.
Analysis: Evans is a cornerback prospect who has flown under the radar. But he’s a tall defensive back with a large upside who is worth keeping on a practice squad this fall.
Derek Stingley Jr., CB
Positives: Once highly rated shutdown cornerback who is smooth and fluid pedaling in reverse, flips his hips in transition, and easily runs downfield with receivers. Effectively reads and diagnoses plays, shows great awareness, and nicely times pass defenses. Almost clairvoyant making plays with his back to the ball and knows when to turn his head around to locate the pass in the air.
Consistently positions himself against receivers, gets vertical for the pass defense, and displays outstanding hands for the interception. Mixes it up with receivers throughout the route, displays an explosive burst to the ball out of his plant, and gets a hand in to knock away passes. Stays with receivers on crossing patterns and effectively defends the throw. Fires up the field defending run plays and screen passes.
Negatives: Played his best football three seasons ago. Struggled with injuries the past two years. Must be more consistent with his backpedal. Inefficient.
Analysis: Stingley looked like one of the premier defensive prospects in the nation in 2019, as he was a complete shutdown corner who was rarely challenged by opponents. His play slipped in 2020, and last year, his season was cut short with injury.
At the top of his game, Stingley possesses the skill and ability to develop into a top-notch cornerback who can line up in a variety of defensive schemes. Yet, the past two seasons leave a lot of unanswered questions, which makes Stingley a risk. He’s one of the bigger boom-or-bust prospects in this draft. Nonetheless, if the team who selects him can get Stingley back to his 2019 form, they could have an All-Pro cornerback on their roster.
Want more information on Stingley? Here’s our full scouting report and draft profile: Derek Stingley Jr. | NFL Draft Scouting Report
Ed Ingram, G
Positives: Nice-sized blocker who is effective in motion. Starts with a wide base, sinks his butt, and blocks with tremendous leverage. Explosive at the point, stays square, and steers defenders from their angles of attack. Displays outstanding vision, picks up stunts and blitzes, and is very effective with his hands.
Smooth pulling across the line of scrimmage, quick out to the second level, and annihilates opponents blocking in motion. Strong run blocker who turns defenders from the play. Displays terrific vision, works well with linemates, and hits as many defenders as possible every snap.
Negatives: Lacks quick and fluid footwork sliding in space. Frame lacks bulk.
Analysis: Ingram comes off a terrific senior campaign, and he’s a fluid lineman with great versatility. He possesses the strength to play in a power-gap system and the movement skills necessary to line up in a zone-blocking scheme. Ingram comes with nice upside and should only improve as he gets bigger and stronger.
Want more information on Ingram? Here’s our expanded scouting report and draft profile: Ed Ingram, LSU G | NFL Draft Scouting Report
Glen Logan, DL
Positives: Hard-working, first-step lineman who can be a load to handle. Bends his knees, works his hands throughout the action, and finds ways to defeat blocks. Fires off the snap, flashes power, and keeps his feet driving upfield. Remains disciplined with assignments.
Negatives: Easily knocked from his angle of attack. Gets tied up by a single blocker. Does not play like a big, strong interior lineman.
Analysis: Despite his size, Logan plays like a lineman who must get the first step on opponents to avoid being easily blocked from the action. He possesses an upside, but he must really elevate his entire level of play.
Liam Shanahan, OL
Positives: Hard-working, intelligent center who bends his knees, blocks with tremendous leverage, and keeps his feet moving. Fires off the snap, adjusts and redirects to defenders, and works his hands throughout the play. Effective with the shotgun snap.
Negatives: Lacks bulk and strength and gets pushed back off the line by defensive tackles. Does not get much movement run blocking.
Analysis: Shanahan is a hard-working center, but he’s a marginal athlete with short arms and limited upside.
Neil Farrell Jr., DT
Positives: Tough, slug-it-out nose tackle with an explosive style. Fires off the snap, gives effort, and shows a lot of hustle in his game. Plays with proper lean, works his hands throughout the action, and displays a variety of moves to get off blocks. Gets a lot of momentum going up the field and nicely redirects to the action.
Negatives: Easily tied up at the point by a single blocker. Marginal pass rusher. More of a gap occupier than a playmaker.
Analysis: Farrell is a space-eater in the middle of the line and a wide-bodied defender who is tough to move off the point. He comes with an upside but must improve his pass-rushing skills and start making more plays on the ball.
Tyrion Davis-Price, RB
Positives: Explosive downhill ball carrier coming off a tremendous campaign. Displays solid running vision and terrific short-area quickness as well as a burst of speed. Keeps his feet moving, gets a lot of momentum going up the field, and runs with authority. Breaks tackles, bounces around piles, and picks up the tough yardage. Effectively helps the quarterback sell ball fakes.
Negatives: Not a creative ball carrier. Must pick up the blocking intensity. Rarely used as a pass catcher out of the backfield.
Analysis: Davis-Price possesses the size and speed to play at the next level, though I never envision him being anything other than a No. 4 back on a roster.
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