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dirk digler
03-17-2009, 07:55 PM
Interesting..

http://www.arrowheadpride.com/2009/3/16/800498/lsu-dt-will-conduct-privat

Ricky Jean-Francois will conduct a private workout for the Kansas City Chiefs tomorrow in Baton Rouge according to Scout.com (http://car.scout.com/a.z?s=123&p=9&c=2&cid=847809&nid=3628803&fhn=1).
Jean-Francois is a 6'3", 290 pound defensive tackle for the LSU Tigers.
He is described as a "bruising run stuffer" by some and even earned the defensive MVP award in the 2007 BCS National Championship Game.
CBS Sports (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/558589) gives a good overview of him: It was a bumpy ride for Jean Francois in Baton Rouge. One of the top high school recruits in the country, he contributed as a freshman in 2006 (5.5 tackles for loss, three sacks) after a redshirt season in 2005. He missed the first 12 games due to academic problems as a sophomore, then won defensive MVP honor in the national title game against Ohio State after making six tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and blocking a field goal. His junior season was also adversity-filled. He started only six of 11 games in which he played due to a groin injury and the deep, talented LSU line. He made 20 tackles, three tackles for loss and two sacks during the season.
Some folks are aware of Jean-Francois not because he's the 7th ranked defensive tackle entering the NFL Draft, but because he compared him hitting Tim Tebow to a "car wreck without a seat belt (http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/sports_college_uf/2008/10/ricky-jean-fran.html)" and that the LSU defensive line was looking to take him out of the game.

Some are saying that these comments, combined with his previous academic problems and injury history, are big question marks as he gets ready for April's draft.

As a former teammate, I would bet that Glenn Dorsey is pushing for this to happen.

It's not clear what position the Chiefs expect him to play. 290 pounds isn't big for a 3-4 defensive tackle but instead may be more in line with a 3-4 end.

However, if the Chiefs are interested in Jean-Francois as a defense tackle, it would make all the B.J. Raji talk for naught.

Mecca
03-17-2009, 08:02 PM
Uh yea he's an end in a 3-4...

NFLDC has him as the 12th DT.

dirk digler
03-17-2009, 08:07 PM
Uh yea he's an end in a 3-4...

NFLDC has him as the 12th DT.

Yeah I just find it interesting they are doing a private workout for him.

Do you think the Chiefs should draft DL in the draft this year?

htismaqe
03-17-2009, 08:08 PM
He was featured on the NFL Network the other night I think.

ChiefsCountry
03-17-2009, 08:09 PM
Do you think the Chiefs should draft DL in the draft this year?

Yeah we have no 3-4 players.

DeezNutz
03-17-2009, 08:10 PM
Yeah I just find it interesting they are doing a private workout for him.

Do you think the Chiefs should draft DL in the draft this year?

I think they should draft linemen for both sides in every draft.

dirk digler
03-17-2009, 08:11 PM
Yeah we have no 3-4 players.

I think they should draft linemen for both sides in every draft.

I agree. I just can't imagine the Chiefs ignoring the worst D-Line in NFL history and standing pat as others have suggested they do.

Mecca
03-17-2009, 08:11 PM
He's a little short to be an end..oh well maybe we'll have like a midget 3-4.

ChiefsCountry
03-17-2009, 08:17 PM
He's a little short to be an end..oh well maybe we'll have like a midget 3-4.

You mean Dorsey or Ricky?

Mecca
03-17-2009, 08:18 PM
You mean Dorsey or Ricky?

They both are really...

dirk digler
03-17-2009, 08:22 PM
They both are really...

Yep looking at the Pats ends they are around 6'5 and weigh over 300lbs.

DaKCMan AP
03-17-2009, 08:28 PM
After Ricky talked big before the game against Florida (that's where the quote in the OP is from), he didn't even dress for the game.

Ho-hum.

DaneMcCloud
03-17-2009, 09:49 PM
As a former teammate, I would bet that Glenn Dorsey is pushing for this to happen.


With all due respect, I seriously doubt that Scott Pioli has even spoken to Glenn Dorsey, let alone seek his counsel on former college teammates.

SBK
03-18-2009, 12:43 AM
KC is going to turn into LSU North Campus.

Blick
03-18-2009, 01:06 AM
Interesting. He's a talented player. I also agree that he's a little short to be an end in a 3-4.

What round is he projected to go in?