Mock Drafting where the LSU Draft Entrants end up

The NFL Draft is just one week away and it's becoming clearer where the LSU Tigers may end up
Nov 25, 2023; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA;  LSU Tigers wide receiver Malik Nabers (8) hugs
Nov 25, 2023; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Malik Nabers (8) hugs / Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
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Maason Smith - 75th Overall - Chicago Bears

The Bears will be undergoing a mass overhaul of talent after adding Keenan Allen with three draft picks in the top 75 picks of the draft after finishing 7-10. The Bears have done a lot to set up the team on the offensive side of the football but, they need to build up their defense to compete.

Here the Bears solidify their interior defensive line with one of the younger prospects in this class with Maason Smith. Smith would be paired with Gervon Dexter Sr. who's only 22 on the interior giving the Bears two tackles with knockback power.

Smith should easily be one of the first defensive tackles off the board in this class with length in a very undersized defensive tackle class. The Bears would have a great front seven pairing Smith with Gervin Dexter, Montez Sweat, and DaMarcus Walker on the defensive line.

Mekhi Wingo - 80th Overall - Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals had a disappointing season due to Joe Burrow's wrist injury derailing the season. The Bengals are looking to add some depth in this class preparing for another deep playoff run. Here the Bengals add to their stockpile of LSU talent by drafting Mekhi Wingo.

The Bengals are already loaded on the defensive line and in the front seven however, they improve their pass rush rotation which needs depth for playoff games against Josh Allen, Patrick Mahomes, and Lamar Jackson.

Wingo is one of the draft class's most underrated prospects with athleticism that jumps off the charts. Being drafted to a team like the Bengals would be incredible for Wingo allowing him time to develop his pass-rush moves while rotating into games behind rushers like Sheldon Rankins and BJ Hill. Wingo gives the Bengals rare athleticism and versatility allowing defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo to deploy him in a variety of ways.

Jordan Jefferson - 168th Overall - New Orleans Saints

The Saints finished tied for the top spot in the NFC South just missing out on the playoffs to the Buccaneers looking to re-tool for another run at the playoffs. Here the LSU Fans that are Saints fans get a familiar face to root for in defensive tackle Jordan Jefferson.

The Saints have built up a variety of talent on the defensive line and can add Jordan Jefferson as another developmental piece in a young defensive tackle room. At worst, the Saints are getting a solid rotational piece in Jefferson while he can earn a starting role in a relatively unproven defensive tackle group.

While Jefferson will certainly need to improve on some areas of his game at the NFL level he gives the Saints a high floor player on Day Three of the draft. He can rotate in with defensive tackles Khalen Saunders, Nathan Shepherd, and Bryan Bresee giving the Saints a dominant group on the interior pressuring the sub-par quarterbacks in the division.

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