Found March 17, 2013 on Football Nation:
Coming into the 2012 season, the LSU Tigers had an impressive group of stars on defense that came in with big expectations both for the Bayou Bengals as well as for the NFL Draft, but their most impactful player might have been their middle linebacker, Kevin Minter.  Minter has firmly established himself as the middle of the LSU defense, but also into the conversation as being a first round pick.   Inside linebackers are usually devalued in the Draft, but teams are always happy to have one they can rely on for a decade to be the captain of their defense and be an impact player and Minter has the ability to be an impact player in that role.The biggest question facing Minter as the Draft approaches is whether or not teams believe he can contribute in coverage or whether or not he is limited to a two-down role predominately as a run stopper.  Depending on how teams answer the question could be the difference between a first round pick going in the 20-32 range or a fringe first round pi...
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