LSU coach Les Miles confirmed that several underclassmen received their draft grades from the NFL College Advisory Committee and said the players will decide whether to go pro or stay in school after LSU’s bowl game on Dec. 29, according to The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger.
Cornerback Tre’Davious White, center Ethan Pocic, offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins, defensive linemen Christian LaCouture and Lewis Neal, and linebacker Kendell Beckwith all requested grades from the advisory board two weeks ago.
A few of the players who asked for draft grades spoke about the pending decision on Sunday. LaCouture said he received a “good” grade, according to Dellenger. Beckwith said he hadn’t even looked at his draft grade yet, according to The Advocate’s Scott Rabalais and Neal admitted he did not see his grade either, according to NOLA.com’s Jim Kleinpeter.
LSU will conclude its season on Tuesday in the Texas Bowl against Texas Tech. After that, these players will deliberate and decide whether to forgo their senior seasons and enter the NFL Draft. The Tigers have lost eight underclassmen the past two seasons to the NFL.