ESPN to cover LSU Pro Day

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU's Barkevious Mingo (49), Deion Jones (45) head coach Les Miles, J.C. Copeland (44) Edwin Johnson (62),  La'El Collins (70) and  Odell Beckham Jr. (3) celebrate with 'the Boot' trophy that combines the shape of Arkansas and Louisiana, which LSU won bragging rights to, with its  20-13 win over Arkansas, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT/GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT/225 OUT/10/12 OUT/IN REGISTER OUT/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/MANDATORY CREDIT: THE ADVOCATE/ TRAVIS SPRADLING. Show caption
Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU's Barkevious Mingo (49), Deion Jones (45) head coach Les Miles, J.C. Copeland (44) Edwin Johnson (62), La'El Collins (70) and Odell Beckham Jr. (3) celebrate with 'the Boot' trophy that combines the shape of Arkansas and Louisiana, which LSU won bragging rights to, with its 20-13 win over Arkansas, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT/GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT/225 OUT/10/12 OUT/IN REGISTER OUT/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/MANDATORY CREDIT: THE ADVOCATE/ TRAVIS SPRADLING.

ESPN will spotlight LSU’s Pro Day activities Wednesday, March 27, one of eight pro days it will be covering this spring.

ESPNU will broadcast “CFB Daily Special: Pro Days” at noon. The show will focus on pro days at LSU and Southern California, whose pro day activities will be shown at 1:15 p.m. on ESPN3.

Additional live reports on other ESPN platforms also are expected.

Highlights of LSU’s Pro Day coverage are expected to include workouts by former Tigers cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, defensive ends Barkevious Mingo and Sam Montgomery, linebacker Kevin Minter, defensive tackle Bennie Logan, safety Eric Reid and punter Brad Wing.

More than 20 former LSU players are expected to participate, including center P.J. Lonergan, wide receiver Russell Shepard, place-kicker Drew Alleman, defensive tackle Josh Downs, offensive lineman Josh Dworaczyk, tight end Chase Clement and defensive ends Chancey Aghayere, and Lavar Edwards.

Tom Hart and former Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware will provide commentary from LSU, according to the school.

“This is always a great day for our program,” LSU coach Les Miles said according to a university news release. “It brings tremendous exposure to our program and serves as a great opportunity for our former players to showcase their talent and abilities in a familiar setting to NFL scouts and coaches.

“Anytime you have every NFL team on your campus because they have a sincere interest in your players, it validates what we are doing as a program and makes you proud as a head coach of what we have accomplished both from a team standpoint as well as the individual accomplishments of our players.”

The former LSU players will go through a series of tests in the weight room starting at noon that day, as they will be measured in the vertical and broad jumps and tested in the 225-pound bench press.

The 40-yard dash, along with various other running drills, will start at 1:15 p.m. The day concludes with players being put through individual position drills beginning at 2:30 p.m.