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NFL draft expectations remain high for LSU CB Kevin Toliver II

Kevin Toliver II
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LSU cornerback Kevin Toliver II is looking to bounce back from a disappointing season.

The former five-star cornerback battled through two injuries — one to the shoulder and another to the knee — and inconsistent play, and he was also suspended for missing team meetings.

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But expectations remain high for Toliver to have a bounce-back season. According to WalterFootball.com, an anonymous NFL scout has the LSU cornerback among his potential first-rounders for next year’s NFL draft.

“Off the top of my head, guys that I think will get first-round love come draft time include: Derwin James (FSU), Trent Thomspson (UGA), Dontavious Russell (Auburn), Malik Jefferson (UT), Sam Hubbard (OSU), Adonis Alexander (VT), Vita Vea (UW), Christian Wilkins (Clemson), Iman Mashall (USC), Kevin Toliver (LSU), Dre’Mont Jones (OSU), Tavares McFaddden (FSU), Josh Sweat (FSU), Andrew Brown (UVA) …. Ronnie Harrison and Matthew Thomas are wildcards because their physical talent is incredible. I’m not saying they’ll all-go there, but physically and off flashes, they’re clear first-round talents.”

Toliver was a freshman All-American during his first season at LSU in 2015 after recording 35 tackles, five pass breakups, 2.0 tackles for loss and one interception in 12 appearances.

But he was limited to just 21 tackles and one pass breakup in seven games in 2016. Toliver should show signs of improvement during his third season as long as he’s able to stay on the field.

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