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Some draft experts think former LSU running back Derrius Guice could be picked in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft on Thursday.

Where LSU’s stars are projected to be picked in 2018 NFL Draft

Nick Suss

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Mock draft frenzy

The 2018 NFL Draft begins Thursday at 7 p.m. CT. Unlike last year, it’s not a guarantee that LSU will have a player selected in the first round, but the chances are thought to be pretty high.

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With that in mind, here’s a final roundup of where the experts are predicting former LSU stars such as running back Derrius Guice, wide receiver DJ Chark, edge rusher Arden Key and cornerback Donte Jackson to be picked:

Speaking of Derrius Guice …

Ever the interesting prospect, Guice couldn’t stay out of the news on Wednesday. In case you missed any of it, here’s the latest on Guice from Dallas:

In LSU baseball news

The LSU baseball team opens a three-game SEC series against No. 5 Ole Miss in Oxford, Miss., on Thursday. LSU ace Zack Hess will face off against Ole Miss’ hard-throwing sophomore left-hander Ryan Rolison in a Game 1 battle of dominant strikeout pitchers. Hess enters the game with 73 strikeouts in 59 1/3 innings, while Rolison has 77 strikeouts in 59 1/3 innings.

Game 1 will begin at 7 p.m. CT and be televised nationally on the SEC Network. The series will continue on Friday at 6:30 p.m. on ESPNU and conclude with the finale Saturday at 3 p.m. CT.

Checkin’ in with the ‘croots

LSU recruiting news happens every day. In case you missed any of it, here’s a recap of the biggest LSU recruiting news from Wednesday:

Today in made-up holidays

According to the folks at, April 26 is National Kids and Pets Day. This, apparently, is not a day where we celebrate the separate concepts of kids and pets. But rather the idea of kids spending time with pets.

So, if you have kids and pets, make sure they interact Thursday. If not, don’t celebrate. Because it’s kind of hard to do so without one or the other.

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