LSU NFL Draft Prospects: Top 6 Tiger Underclassmen

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Nov 23, 2012; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Louisiana State Tigers quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) runs the ball as offensive guard La’el Collins (70) blocks against Arkansas Razorbacks players during a game at Donald W. Reynolds Stadium. LSU defeated Arkansas 20-13. Mandatory Credit: Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports

Collins is in his first full season as a left tackle and has played well and considering the premium the NFL places on that position he could soar up draft boards when he works out at the combine and pro day. His potential is immense and Les Miles tells Chase Goodbread at he’s just scratching the surface.

"“I think he’s a big, strong, very capable tackle. I think he’s just scratching the surface of how good he’s going to be. I would expect that he is a guy that will play for a number of years after his college career,” Miles said."

Collins will have to ask himself whether he wants to come out this season and be a high second round pick or wait a season and perhaps be a top-20 pick.

Prediction: I think Collins will be too tempted by the NFL and will declare for the draft, which stings, because of all these players he is the one that will be the hardest to replace. I think he will be taken in the top of the second round.