LSU's Lloyd Cushenberry impresses at Senior Bowl


MOBILE, Ala. — Former LSU center Lloyd Cushenberry has had a crazy few weeks since helping LSU win a national championship.

“Came off the game Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday trying to make a decision to come out and Thursday through Saturday we’ve been on the road at the White House and parade,” he said. “So it’s been crazy.”

The 6-foot-4, 315-pound lineman capped that hectic stretch with an appearance at the Reese’s Senior Bowl where he aimed to show NFL scouts, GMs and coaches just how physical his game is. 

“It’s been the goal since I was 8 years old to play on the high college level and move on to the NFL,” Cushenberry said. “So I felt like this week was a great opportunity to get people to know who I am what I’m about. And a great opportunity to showcase my talents.” 

Throughout the week’s workouts, he did just that as players voted him the bowl’s practice player of the week for the South team’s offensive line.

Saw a lot of good work from Lloyd at practice.

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Cushenberry’s performance showed that his decision to enter the 2020 NFL Draft was likely a smart one. The former Dutchtown standout could’ve returned to LSU for his senior season, but after after winning a national championship he and his family decided he should make the move to the next level. 

“Really like Tuesday night I decided with my family and Wednesday morning I went up to Coach O and talked to him about it,” he’s said. “He respected my decision.”

Cushenberry laughed adding that Orgeron ”obviously” wanted him back in a Tigers uniform next season said the coach ultimately was glad to see his player move on.

Cushenberry said he and his family are excited to see where his NFL journey takes him. Even if it happens to be in New Orleans.

“That’d be a great spot,” he said when asked about potentially landing with the New Orlean Saints. “But no matter where, I know my family is going to be behind me and they are going to be traveling with me.”