LSU player notes for Mar 17th, 2019

The Sports Xchange

March 17, 2019 at 3:10 am.

Patrick Queen – Noteworthy
Patrick Queen dipped his chin into his folded hands considering the question. The Rover linebacker position, made dangerous by All-American Devin White, who tormented opposing offenses with his wide-ranging abilities, was vacant now that White had left early for the NFL draft. Would the Rover remain? Blitzing? Covering route-running running backs? Or would the position morph into a more traditional inside linebacker within LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda’s 3-4 defensive scheme? “I feel like Devin’s fast,” Queen, White’s backup in 2018, began. “Devin’s incredibly fast. But at the same time, I wanted to race him so bad when he was here. Because I know I could at least tie with him. So, being in that position, I feel like it’s just going to be the same, not much missing at all.”

You could almost hear the hooves of White’s horse, Daisy Mae, galloping back toward the LSU football facilities for the Butkus Award-winning linebacker to accept Queen’s challenge. White officially ran a 4.42 40-yard dash at the NFL combine in early March, the fastest time by a linebacker this year. Could Queen win in a footrace? “Most definitely,” Queen said. “I think I could give him a good race for his money.” – Baton Rouge Advocate