Mobile, Al. - With 32 potential employers looking on, Louisiana's delegation of Tulane wide receiver Ryan Grant, LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow, and LSU safety Craig Loston concluded step one of their NFL draft job interview with the South team's first practice at the Senior Bowl here on Monday.
"It's going good," John Ehret high school alumnus Barrow said, "First day in the pads, everybody is trying to get the little kinks out but I think we're gelling really well and we're looking like a team right now."
Grant is Tulane's first representative since Jeremy Williams in 2010, he knows he's representing himself and the progress of his university "It can definitely put Tulane on the map since Jeremy Williams and Matt Forte but it's really good for the program so I'm hoping to do some good things out here."
For Barrow and Loston, it's all about carrying on the tradition of excellence in Tiger athletics here in Mobile "I talk to a guy like Kelvin Shepperd all the time, he just lets me know not to stress it," Barrow said after practice. "Try to be your own man, you can't live up to everyone that came up before you so I'm trying to make my own mark here."
"That's one thing I learned at LSU," Loston said, "being able to compete, day in and day out, week in and week out, against people in the SEC and out of the SEC."
All three Louisiana connections can greatly improve their draft stock by having good weeks at the Senior Bowl. Grant is projected to go as high as the fifth round while Barrow and Loston have both been rated by some analysts as top 100 draft prospects.
Sign up for emails from FOX 8 Live
Get news and forecasts from FOX 8 delivered to your inbox by signing up for the lists below.
For some, it may be hard to believe that nine years have passed since Hurricane Katrina made landfall and left major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi. Most people will never forget where theymore>>
Friday marks nine years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall, causing major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi.more>>
A cloud of locusts Clouds of insects slowed traffic Thursday in Madagascar's capitol city of Antananarivo. The island nation has been dealing with locusts for more than two years. The government announcedmore>>
While you were sleeping, the Internet never stopped. Here's what's trending today.more>>
SLIDELL, La. (AP) - As George Clooney and Sandra Bullock prepare this fall to shoot the political comedy "Our Brand Is Crisis," in New Orleans, producers are looking for locals interested in appearingmore>>
As George Clooney and Sandra Bullock prepare this fall to shoot the political comedy "Our Brand Is Crisis," in New Orleans, producers are looking for locals interested in appearing as extras in the film.more>>
A tropical wave is moving from the Caribbean into the Gulf of Mexico. The circulation is over land right now, but it is worth watching as it pushes west. It is not likely anything will develop untilmore>>
The only area worth watching at the moment is a wave currently over the Yucatan. The wave will move westward today and once over the Bay of Campeche, further development is possible.more>>
Fox 8 WVUE-TV
Louisiana Media Company, LLC.
1025 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70125