Draft Profile: LSU OL Lloyd Cushenberry
18 January 2020 DRAFT
Lloyd Cushenberry 2020 NFL Draft Profile
There isn’t a better prospect for interior linemen in this upcoming draft than Lloyd Cushenberry. LSU was privileged to have an athlete like Cushenberry who played center every game of Heisman winner Joe Burrow’s career. In an interview with Harrison Valentine from LSU Athletics Communication, Cushenberry said that he flips a mental switch every time he steps on to the field. He is a highly athletic center (ring a bell for anyone?) and is physical in the run game. Playing center is his most natural position but it would not be shocking if he played guard just as well at the NFL level. He is projected to be a Day 2 pick in the NFL Draft. Cushenberry started 27 straight games at center.
- Physical punch
- Mauler at point of attack
- Tough brute
- Hip alignment in 1v1 scenarios is inconsistent
- Occasionally misses contact points on second level
One of my favorite prospects for the 2020 NFL draft: Lloyd Cushenberry III
– two years starting center for LSU
– athletic lineman with 6’4”, 315 build
– Tigers’ team captain and football MVP
– Joe Moore Award winner (best o-line) pic.twitter.com/JfHhOHZOUd
— Brendan Walker (@BWalkerNFL) January 10, 2020
With a looming need at center depending on what Jason Kelce decides to do at this current moment in his career, Cushenberry could provide Carson Wentz with an immediate replacement. Getting younger is one of the main goals for the Philadelphia Eagles and having a possible young QB-center relationship develop early on can make for an easy player development transition into the NFL level.