Monday, April 28, 2008

Louisiana NFL Draft Weekend Roundup

Many Louisiana players that were not drafted this weekend are still in play. I am just aware of the LSU players in that situation but no doubt many other Louisiana guys are in play
Several former Tigers quickly signed free agent contracts Sunday night: linebacker Ali Highsmith (Arizona), cornerback Jonathan Zenon (Cleveland Browns) and offensive tackle Carnell Stewart (New York Giants).
Punter Patrick Fisher has been offered a tryout with the New York Jets

Josh Booty from Shreveport Louisiana (Evangel)- USC QB Drafted to the Vikings-fifth round 137th pic
Go see the Picayune's Booty correct about Minnesota

Matt Forte From Slidell (HS) - Tulane RB- Drafted to the the Bears- Second Round 44th pick
Bears draft RB Matt Forte in second roundChicago Tribune

Chris Horton from New Orleans(De La Salle)- UCLA Free Safety - Drafted to the Redskins

Tracey Porter- from Port Allen (Pelican)-Indiana CB- Drafted to the Saints (His dad played for LSU) 2nd round 40th pick
Saints bring Porter home from Indiana Alexandria Town Talk
Porter promises to make impact The Times-Picayune

Bryan Smith from Newton, Texas (HS) -Mcneese State Linebacker -Drafted to the Eagles-80th pick of the third round.
Birds go light with Smith, PA

Jonathan Wilhite from Monroe(Ouachita)- Auburn- Drafted to the Patriots-Fourth Round 129th pick
Jonathan WilhiteBoston Globe
NFL DRAFT: New England Patriots pick Ouachita product Jonathan Wilhite Monroe News Star

Kareem Moore from Okolona, MS -Nicholls State's cornerback -Drafted to the Redskins- Pick 14 of the 6th round

Robert Henderson from Ponchatoula- Southern Miss -Drafted to the Giants-199th pick
Henderson drafted by NY GiantsHattiesburg American, MS
JSU, USM carry state banner in NFL DraftJackson Clarion Ledger

Demetrius Bell from Summerfield (HS) - Northwestern State OT- Drafted to the Bills-seventh round 219th pick( I was rooting for this kid. He is from Parish and I know his family. His High School didn't even have football)
Demetrius Bell Buffalo Bills Insider,
OL Bell drafted by Bills; puts father Karl Malone behind himThe Canadian Press, N.Y

Chris Williams from Glynn (Catholic High)- Vanderbilt OT- Drafted to the Bears. First round 14th pick
Dedication pays for late-blooming Bears pick WilliamsChicago Sun-Times

Glenn Dorsey from Gonzales (E. Ascension)- LSU DT - Drafted to the Chiefs- First Round 5th pick
With Dorsey in tow, Chiefs may be draft's big winnersUSA Today
Dorsey just happy to be in KCThe Times-Picayune

Chevis Jackson from Mobile, Ala. (St. Paul’s)-LSU CB- Drafted to Atlanta- Third Round 68th pick
Jackson tabbed to replace HallPress-Register -, AL

Jacob Hester from Shreveport (Evangel)-LSU FB/RB-Drafted to the Chargers -Third Round 69th pick
Chargers deal for LSU running back Jacob Hester from

Early Doucet from St. Martinville (HS)-LSU WR- Drafted to the Cardinals- Third Round 81st pick
'There's a plan': With plenty to prove, Doucet's career is headed to Arizona The Daily Advertiser, LA

Craig Steltz from Slidell (Archbishop Rummel)- LSU Safety- Drafted to the Bears--Fourth Round 120th pick
Steltz to Bears The Times-Picayune
NFL DRAFT: LSU's ‘Surfer Boy’ Steltz is ready for football in the snow Monroe News Star

Matt Flynn From Tyler Texas(Lee High School)- LSU QB- Drafted to the Packers- Seventh Round 209th pick
Notebook: LSU's Flynn joins QB mix Sheboygan Press, WI
QB Flynn Has Fought For His Chance

Keith Zinger from Leesville (HS)- LSU TE- Drafted to the the Falcons- Seventh Round 232 pick
Ex-Leesville star Zinger gets drafted by Atlanta Alexandria Town Talk
Other Articles

Bears pick Louisiana pair and Strong showing TheAdvocate, LA

NFL draft mines more La. talent The Ledger

Six Tigers Taken on NFL Draft's Second Day- LSU Sports net

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