Weight: 309 pounds
40 Yard Dash: 5.08
Bench Press: 30
Vertical Jump: 25″
Broad Jump: 104″
20-Yard Shuttle: 4.67
Career Highlights (via LSU athletics site)
2012 All-SEC Second Team (AP)
2011 SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (vs. Miss. State)
Played in 30 games during his four years with the Tigers, starting 25 times … Redshirted as a true freshman in 2009 and eventually took over as a starter on the defensive line as a sophomore in 2011 … Finished career with 107 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks … A run-stopper in the middle for the Tigers … Key component to LSU ranking among the nation’s top defenses in 2011 and 2012 … LSU ranked No. 5 nationally in rush defense (90.1 ypg) in 2011 and followed that with a No. 9 ranking in 2012 by allowing 101.6 yards per game … LSU ranked No. 2 in total defense (261.5) in total defense in 2011 and No. 8 in 2012 (307.6) … Given the honor of wearing No. 18 as a junior in 2012 … At LSU, jersey No. 18 – which has become a new tradition for LSU football – became synonymous with success – both on and off the field – as well as a selfless attitude that has become the epitome of being an LSU football player … Jersey No. 18 tradition was born in 2003 when quarterback Matt Mauck guided the Tigers to its first national championship since 1958 … After his final year with the Tigers, Mauck passed Jersey No. 18 down to running back Jacob Hester, who then helped the Tigers to another national title in 2007 … TE Richard Dickson wore Jersey No. 18 in 2008 and 2009, followed by RB Richard Murphy in 2010 and S Brandon Taylor in 2011 … Opted to forgo senior season and enter the 2013 NFL Draft following the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
Scouting Report/Player Notes (2012 season)
Entering his second season as a starting defensive tackle for the Tigers, after a year in which he totalled 51 tackles, five tackles for loss, and 2.5 sacks. Good quickness and really good length. Phenomenal athletic ability and bulked up to 292 pounds as a sophomore. Has the ability to be dominant in both a 3-4 and 4-3 defensive scheme, but he really has the ideal size as a five technique in a 3-4 defense. Top notch pass rushing ability but still developing in terms of his ability as a run defender. Should be one of the combine “freaks” whenever he decides to come out, whether it’s this year or next year. Should be one of the top defensive tackles when he enters the draft.
Video Highlights (via YouTube)