LSU Football: Will Racey McMath be selected in 2021 NFL Draft?

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Former LSU football wide receiver Racey McMath took part in Senior Bowl activities this week in Mobile, AL.

The Senior Bowl is typically a big opportunity for under-the-radar players — like McMath — to get noticed by NFL scouts.

McMath was one of three former Tigers that participated in the Senior Bowl this past week, along with safety JaCoby Stevens and linebacker Jabril Cox.

So what does the future beyond LSU look like for McMath?

Will former LSU football WR Racey McMath be selected in the 2021 NFL Draft?

Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron had a lot of praise for McMath before the start of the 2020 season.

“Racey is doing a great job. Racey is going to be a starter for us,” said Orgeron in late August (via USA Today).

The New Orleans native, unfortunately, wasn’t able to make the most of his starting opportunity in 2020.

McMath caught 14 passes for 195 yards and a touchdown in five games while battling injuries.

The former three-star recruit finished his LSU career with 33 receptions for 522 yards and four touchdowns.

Those numbers don’t scream “draft me”, but I don’t think they tell the whole story, either.

McMath never really got a chance at LSU to put his full talent on display. Playing behind Justin Jefferson, Ja’Marr Chase, and Terrance Marshall Jr didn’t exactly provide ample opportunities to show off McMath’s skillset. Combine that with a weird COVID-19 year and you have a talented player that’s on the NFL draft bubble.

Here’s where I stand on McMath and the draft.

I don’t think he’ll be selected by a team.

But I think an NFL team will sign him as an undrafted free agent. McMath was a valuable special teams player at LSU. And I think that’s where his future is in the NFL.

It may not be glamorous, but plenty of players have had solid NFL careers because of their ability to make an impact on special teams.

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And who knows, maybe McMath can climb the depth chart of an NFL team. All he needs is the opportunity.