LSU football 2022 NFL Draft experts share analysis of each pick

The 2022 NFL Draft ended with 10 LSU football players selected over the past three days.

The first Tiger selected was Derek Stingley Jr., the two-time All-American cornerback and national champion who was selected by the third-overall Houston Texans.

Stingley was followed by guard Ed Ingram who went in the second round to the Minnesota Vikings. Following Ingram are cornerback Cordale Flott and running back Tyrion Davis-Price, who both landed in the third round with the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers, respectively.

Then, on day three of the draft, kicker Cade York landed with the Cleveland Browns and defensive tackle Neil Farrell Jr. was picked by the Las Vegas Raiders in the fourth round. Linebacker Damone Clark landed with the Dallas Cowboys in fifth. Offensive tackle Austin Deculus was selected by the Texans and offensive guard Chasen Hines was selected by the New England Patriots in the sixth. And finally, Andre Anthony was picked up by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the seventh round.

Here’s a look at how the pundits viewed each Tiger selected and what their fit with their new team will look like.

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Derek Stingley Jr. CB

When selected: Houston Texans, 1st round, 3rd overall

Athletic’s Sheil Kapadia: “The Texans are another team that just needs top-notch players. They shouldn’t write for Lovie Smith’s plan because, let’s be honest, there’s no guarantee beyond 2022 for Smith.

“Stingley’s draft comes with some risk, given that last year hasn’t gone well for him. But I have no problem swinging for a home run at a prime position here.”

ESPN’s Sarah Barshop: “By signing Derek Stingley Jr., the Texans immediately improved a secondary that struggled in 2021.”

NFL Network’s Bucky Brooks: “While the ability of LSU’s standout may make him a future All-Pro, he needs to show more consistency across the lines to become a player whose production matches his cap.”

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Ed Ingram G

When selected: Minnesota Vikings, 2nd round, 59th overall

Kapadia: “Ingram was tested as an athlete plus. But there are issues off the court. Ingram was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault involving a minor in 2018. The charges were dismissed a year later. late and he was reinstated to the football team.”

ESPN’s Kevin Seifert: “He’ll have a good chance of competing for a starting job right away. Ezra Cleveland is expected to start at one guard position, but the other is wide open. However, new general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah is out on a limb. to make this selection.”

Brooks: “As a scrappy inside blocker with good balance and body control, Ingram is a competitive phone booth fighter with an edge. LSU’s standout player is expected to compete for game time early in his career.”

Cordale Flott at LSU Pro Day.  Wednesday April 6, 2022.

Cordale Flott CB

When selected: New York Giants, 3rd round, 81st overall

Kapadia: “Flott has experience playing outdoors and in the slot, and he plays with a spirited demeanor. Overall the measurables (he ran 4.5) are average to below average. The same can be said for his ball production.

ESPN’s Jordan Raanan: “The Giants needed to add secondary players in the worst possible way in this draft. They’re short on cornerback and safety. Flott gives them another all-rounder in the defense under new coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale. “

Brooks: “Flott is an all-around athlete with positional flexibility. The LSU standout can play on the outside or in the slot, and he’ll compete for game time as a subset defenseman.”

Tyrion Davis-Price RB

When selected: San Francisco 49ers, 3rd round, 93rd overall

Kapadia: “Over his three-year career, Davis-Price has averaged just 4.6 YPC. Considering he projects as a two-man fullback and the 49ers have limited draft capital, I don’t don’t like the use of resources here.”

ESPN’s Nick Wagoner: “Davis-Price is a bigger, more physical back type than previous Niners players, so he should have a role, but it’s still a bit of a headache considering the needs on the offensive line.”

Brooks: “A big, physical runner with a one-cut running style, Davis-Price fits the mold that traditionally works in a zone-based offense.”

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Cade York K

When selected: Cleveland Browns, 4th round, 124th overall

ESPN’s Jake Trotter: “By taking arguably the best kicker in this year’s draft, the Browns hope that in York they have finally solved their recent kicking issues for good.”

NFL.com’s Mark Dulgerian: “Cleveland’s kicking woes were well documented last season with a 72.7 field goal percentage, the worst in the NFL. An All-American, York has a booming leg and went six of seven from 50+ yards in 2020.”

February 5, 2022;  Mobile, AL, USA;  Team USA defensive linemen Neil Farrell Jr. of LSU (92) watches in the second half against the National Team during the Senior Bowl at Hancock Whitney Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck - USA TODAY Sports

Neil Farrell Jr. DT

When selected: Las Vegas Raiders, 4th round, 126th overall

ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez: “At 6-foot-4 and 338 pounds, Farrell is massive and as such fills a real and immediate need in the trenches and in new defensive coordinator Patrick Graham’s plan.”

Dulgerian: “Veteran nose tackle Johnathan Hankins has just re-signed and is a staple in the middle, but there is room for depth at the position behind him. Farrell is a massive inside presence who could earn some significant reps early on. of his career and ultimately emerge as an NFL Starter.”

Damone Clark LB

When selected: Dallas Cowboys, 5th round, 176th overall

ESPN’s Todd Archer: “The Cowboys will have to wait for Clark. He had spinal fusion surgery after a herniated disc was found at the combine. If he recovers, then the Cowboys could have a big steal.”

Dulgerian: “The Cowboys love to take risks with high-potential guys with injury flags. He just had spinal fusion surgery, but Clark’s play movie shows day 2 talent. Low-risk, high-reward pick .”

Austin Deculus OT

When selected: Houston Texans, 6th round, 205th overall

Barshop: “The Texans continue to add depth on the offensive line by drafting Deculus in the sixth round.”

Dulgerian: “Houston waited until the sixth round to add depth to a shaky offensive line. Deculus will compete for a roster spot, likely as a right tackle.”

Chasen Hines OG

When selected: New England Patriots, 6th round, 210th overall

ESPN’s Mike Reiss: “The 6-foot-2, 327-pound Hines is NFL-caliber in size, with a powerful build similar to 2020 sixth-round pick Mike Onwenu. Those physical traits are rare, and at this stage of the draft, teams are often writing traits with the hope that they can be harnessed into something bigger.”

Dulgerian: “The Patriots have had some success developing undersized pit bull types. Hines’ movement skills and ability to uproot defenders in the run game are worth developing.”

André Anthony DE

When selected: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 7th round, 248th overall

ESPN’s Jenna Laine: “As for the quarterback, (Anthony) can do a bit of everything – hustle, push-pull, he can use speed and he can spin. With Jason Pierre-Paul still unsigned and Joe Tryon-Shoyinka On expected them to step into a starting role, the Bucs needed more depth there.”

Koki Riley covers LSU sports for The Daily Advertiser and USA TODAY Sports South Region. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter at @KokiRiley.