No. 12 LSU Tigers season preview

No.12 LSU Tigers (10-3)Coach Les Miles (ninth season, 85-21 at LSU, 113-42 overall)Returning starters: 13, 8 offense, 5 defense, 0 special teamsRecruiting rank: 5Strength of schedule: 2 Despite finishing with 10 wins last season, LSU still had somewhat of a disappointing season. The Tigers defense is always stout and if the offense can improve under new coordinator Cam Cameron...
Via College Football Universe
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

SEC dominates the NFL Draft and LSU sets a record

The LSU Tigers set an NFL Draft record by having 6 defensive players taken in the first 3 rounds of the draft. Yes, Tyrann Mathieu counts towards that number because the last school he played for was, you guessed it, LSU. No. 6: Barkevious Mingo, Cleveland Browns No. 18: Eric Reid, San Francisco 49ers No. 45: Kevin Minter, Arizona Cardinals No. 67: Bennie Logan, Philadelphia Eagles...
Via College Football Section
April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

LSU has 8 defensive players drafted

LSU opponents often felt as if they were playing an NFL defense when they faced the Tigers. Turns out, they weren't wrong. The Tigers had eight defensive players selected during the three-day, seven-round NFL draft. LSU defenders started coming off the board Thursday in the first round when outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo went No. 6 to Cleveland; safety Eric Reid also...
Via AP on Fox
April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Cards bring in troubled Mathieu in third round

The Cardinals' draft class just got a little more interesting. After taking LSU linebacker Kevin Minter in the second round earlier Friday, the Cards selected troubled former LSU standout Tyrann Mathieu in the third round with the 69th overall pick. Mathieu, a Heisman Trophy finalist as a sophomore in 2011 while playing alongside Patrick Peterson in the LSU secondary, was dismissed...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Pick Line Backer Kevin Minter In Second Round

2.13 Arizona Cardinals Kevin Minter, ILB, LSU (6-0, 246) With the 2.13 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft the Arizona Cardinals selected inside line backer Kevin Minter out of LSU. Bringing a very good motor, field vision and football intelligence, Minter shows no hesitation on the field and is willing to take the hit to help out the team. Not worried about collisions, his lack of side-to...
Via FF Locker Room
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals take LSU linebacker Minter at No. 38

After adding to the offensive line with their first pick Thursday night, the Cardinals went to the defensive side in the second round Friday, taking LSU inside linebacker Kevin Minter with the 45th pick overall. Minter, considered one of the top inside linebackers in the draft, measured in at the combine at 6 feet, 238 pounds and is considered particularly adept in the run game...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Top day two NFL draft prospects

Below is my list of the top NFL draft prospect for day two. 1. Manti Te’o (MLB) -Notre Dame 2. Arthur Brown (OLB)-Kansas State 3. Matt Barkley (QB)-USC 4. Kevin Minter (MLB)-LSU 5. Barrett Jones (C)-Alabama 6. John Cyprien (SS)-Florida Int 7. Tyler Wilson (QB)-Arkansas 8. Eddie Lacy (RB)-Alabama 9. Jesse Williams (NT)-Alabama 10. Damontre Moore (DE)-Texas A&M 11. Jamar Taylor...
Via Pro Football Zone
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft – Positional Rankings: Inside Linebacker

As we get closer to draft night next week, our draft team will be doing a series of positional rankings that will highlight the top 10 players in this year’s draft, by position. Today, we continue with a look at our top 10 inside linebacker prospects. Be sure to check our previous installments of our top 10 defensive tackle prospects, top 10 outside linebacker prospects, and...
Via Turn On The Jets
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: Chicago Bears Pick-by-Pick Predictions

Phil Emery is heading into his second year as general manager of the Chicago Bears and the only thing we know for certain about his plans for the Draft is that we know nothing.It’s certain that Emery passed on a lucrative career on the poker circuit to pursue a career in football.As he did last year, Emery struck quick when the free agent market opened.Within hours, tight end Martellus...
Via Football Nation
April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: Top Inside Linebackers & Where They Might End Up

With just over two weeks until the 2013 NFL Draft and the free agency shuffle beginning to settle, team needs and where they might be headed in the draft are becoming more clear. Unlike the draft the past few seasons, this one seems to be wide open. A prospect could be in the top five in one mock and fall out of the top twenty in another. So while I will continue to release my mock...
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Mock Draft: Baltimore Ravens Pick-by-Pick Predictions

The Baltimore Ravens, coming off a 2013 Super Bowl title, have holes on both sides of the ball that needs addressing starting with a middle linebacker to replace retired and future Hall Of Famer Ray Lewis.The holes don't stop their on the defensive side after Ed Reed left for the Houston Texans and the team cut Bernard Pollard.The team has a need in the secondary along with a...
Via Football Nation
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL News & Rumors: Wednesday 3/29

NFL Draft WR Quinton Patton had the lowest drop rate of any receiver with more than 100 targets. (John Pollard) LB Kevin Minter posted a 4.67 and 4.72 during LSU’s pro day. (Gil Brandt) LB/DE Barkevious Mingo did not bench press during LSU’s pro day. (Gil Brandt) Scouts believe that WR Russell Shepard best postition in the NFL would be defensive. (Gil Brandt) NFL Free Agents...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears on hand in Baton Rouge

The Chicago Bears sent two representatives to LSU’s pro day, likely to get a closer look at linebacker Kevin Minter, although a few other former Tigers make intriguing prospects as well.
March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Brass Accounted For At LSU & USC Pro Days On Wednesday

The 2013 NFL pro days are slowly winding down, but the Pittsburgh Steelers brass is still out in full force doing their homework. On Wednesday, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert were in attendance at the LSU pro day to observe several draft hopefuls. The big names who worked out were linebacker Kevin Minter; running back Michael Ford; defensive...
Via Steelers Depot
March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: LB Kevin Minter Scouting Report

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...
Via Football Nation
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Rankings: Inside Linebackers

Queen City Sports’ Top 10 ILBs 1. Manti Te’o, Notre Dame 2. Kevin Minter, LSU 3. Kiko Alonso, Oregon 4. Nico Johnson, Alabama 5. Jon Bostic, Florida 6. A.J. Klein, Iowa State Analysis: Inside linebacker is one of the weaker positions in this year’s draft. Leading the way is Manti Te’o of Notre Dame. If you look at various draft boards, Te’o is battling neck and neck...
Via Queen City Sports
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Should The Steelers Consider Manti Te’o After The First Round?

Manti Te’o was once considered a sure fire top ten pick in the 2013 NFL Draft and now people question whether or not he would even be worth selecting in the first round. Te’o’s “catfish” situation has been well documented, he struggled in the National Championship game and to top everything off, he failed to impress at all at the Scouting Combine. His performance was so...
Via SteelerAddicts
March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Question: How will Chavis arrange LBs?

For the first time in the past few seasons, LSU has more than enough talented options at linebacker. The question is, entering spring ball, who will replace Kevin Minter in the middle?
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: DraftSeason Mock Draft

As you know, each season I make a mock draft of my own for the entire first round but we're still a few weeks away from that. In the meantime, I participated in DraftSeason's Mock Draft over the weekend picking for the Saints. You can check out the entire 1st round mock by CLICKING HERE. Interesting to note that Barkevious Mingo of LSU went second overall, Kevin Minter of...
Via The Saints Nation
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Where is NFL Talent Coming From?

Where is NFL Talent Coming From? Provided by In general, most NFL talent comes from 5 major conferences. These being the SEC, PAC-12, Big-10, Big-12, and the ACC. On a more specific level, what major schools are producing the stars of the future? We take a closer look at a few of this years high-talent producers. Louisiana State University, or more commonly known...
Via BeyondUSports
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Cream of the 2013 NFL Draft crop: Linebackers

This is the sixth edition of an eight-part series noting the top prospects of the 2013 NFL Draft at their respective positions.THE LINEBACKER PROSPECTS: Jarvis Jones, Alec Ogletree, Kevin Minter, Manti Te'o, Arthur Brown, Khaseem Greene. Jarvis Jones (6-2, 242 lbs.) GeorgiaExplosive edge rusher. Very strong, and has an effective bull rush move despite his small size. Has a good...
Via AFC East Daily
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

LSU defensive linemen betting $5,000 on who gets picked in NFL draft first

Former LSU teammates Sam Montgomery and Barkevious Mingo have wagered $5,000 on which player will be drafted first (Credit: AP Photo) Over the past few seasons, LSU has had quite a formidable defense. With players such as Kevin Minter, Barkevious Mingo, Sam Montgomery, Drake Nevis, Kelvin Sheppard and Michael Brockers, LSU has had a top 15 ranked defense consistently over the past...
Via Down and Distance
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Mock Draft Inside Linebacker Rankings by CJ

2013 NFL Mock Draft ILB RankingsBy CJ MilnerNFL Draft Prospect| Projected Draft RoundKevin Minter, LSU 1 Arthur Brown, Kansas State 1-2Jon Bostic, Florida 2Manti Te’o, Notre Dame 2A.J. Klein, Iowa State 3Kevin Reddick, North Carolina 3Vince Williams, Florida State 3-4Kiko Alonso, Oregon 4Nico Johnson, Alabama 5Bruce Taylor, Virginia Tech 5-6Steve Beauharnis, Rutgers 6Tom Wort,...
Via New NFL Draft
February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Ten Linebackers in the 2013 Draft Ready To Make An Impact

The linebacker position turned out to be a critical part to teams defenses in the 2012 season.Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis was one of the fortunate players that faced a season-ending injury only to make his return in the Ravens wild-card round 24-9 win over the Indianapolis Colts.When most fans and the media that at best Lewis' return was more for his inspirational role...
Via Football Nation
February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Eight Juniors Leaving LSU Early for NFL Draft

It's a fire sale! Everything must go! Or so it seems with LSU as a total of 8 juniors have announced that they are leaving school early to enter the NFL draft. It's an unprecedented amount of early departures for LSU, a team that has seen it's share of juniors leaving early but never in this much bulk before. LB Kevin Minter, S Eric Reid, P Brad Wing, RB Spencer Ware...
Via Saturday Night Slant
January 06, 2013  |  Discuss
College Football News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Trouble for Bruins: Chara out 4-6 weeks

Joe Maddon opts out of contract with Rays

NBA Replay Center debuts next week

World Series win = Giants dynasty?

Reliving the worst college football game of the last 10 years

NFL teams facing must-win scenarios in Week 8

What the return of Luis Suarez means for Barcelona

Programs with a lot on the line this week

Wilson denies rumored Harvin rift

Lakers: Steve Nash out for season

Is Mack Brown SMU's best option?

Are sports leagues finally getting serious about domestic violence?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.