LSU football players mull decision to leave early
BATON ROUGE - Les Miles is faced once again of the prospect of players leaving early for the NFL draft, although this year's group of LSU applicants is fewer than the past few seasons.
Players like defensive end Danielle Hunter and guard Vadal Alexander have said they'll wait until after the bowl game until they decide their futures, while wide receiver Travin Dural says he'll return for next season.
Miles says he gives his players informal advice while they wait on their "draft grades," a scouting report from the NFL which tells players which round they might be taken in the upcoming draft.
"Conversations are informal until we get the advice from the NFL, and when the NFL comes back and says when it is that is likely when they would be drafted, then things become a little more...there's more information to deal with, decisions can be made more effectively," Miles said.