Scouting Report: Frank Herron, DT, LSU

Number: #97 | Hometown: Memphis, TN | Forty: 4.95E | Height: 6034 | Weight: 311 | Hand: 0938 | Arm: 3318 | Class: 2018 | Agency: ProSource Sports | Twitter: @frankherron_jr

SCOUTING REPORT

Who doesn’t like an interior defensive lineman who carries a chip on his shoulder at all times? He flashed a much quicker first step in person at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl than he did on film and shows nice burst coming off the line of scrimmage—he improved his draft stock with his one-on-one matchups during his week in Pasadena for the all-star event. He possesses violent hands, a strong rip move and wide stance, making him hard to move. He understands the leverage battle, constantly fights until the end of the whistle on every play and knows how to sniff out the football. A fiery player who also demonstrates great leadership on the field. Smart player who has been praised for his film room studies and the ability to identify mistakes; has stated a desire to get into coaching after his playing days. Was suspended the season opener of his junior campaign—he also missed the Citrus Bowl to end the season due to academics. Was suspended for the first six games of 2017. Graduated in August 2017 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies. The biggest knock however is his reputation to take plays off. A father of two daughters, he’s the first in his immediate family to graduate from college. He wants to get into coaching once his playing days are over. Finished his Tigers career with 67 total tackles, two sacks, with three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. Possesses the skill-set to play 3-4 end or 4-3 tackle.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2017 (Sr.): LSU Graduate (Interdisciplinary Studies): Possesses great quickness and burst for his size … Versatile lineman who can play out on the end or on the inside … Poised to compete for a starting defensive end spot as a senior … . Graduated in August of 2017 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies.

2016 (Jr.): Registered 20 tackles in 20 games at defensive end … Matched his career high in tackles for loss with one against Southern Miss and Alabama … Recorded his first forced fumble against Alabama when he sacked the QB … Totaled three tackles in back-to-back games against Mississippi State and Auburn. Ended the game against Auburn with two solo tackles.

2015 (So.): Played in all 12 games with most action coming at defensive tackle … Accumulated 23 tackles, 2.0 tackles for a loss, one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery … Second-leading tackler for the Tigers with a career-best eight stops against Texas A&M … Finished with a career-high five tackles and a tackle for loss vs. Arkansas … Blew up the backfield on one play against Auburn where he sacked the QB, forced a fumble and recovered it at the Auburn 5-yard line to set up an LSU touchdown in the 45-21 rout.

2014 (Fr.): Transitioned to defensive tackle from end … Saw action in four games, registering three tackles … Posted two solo stops at Auburn.

2013 (rFr.): Redshirted as a true freshman in 2013.

High School: Rated as a five-star recruit by Rivals.com and PrepStar and as a four star by ESPN.com, 247Sports, and Scout.com … Named to the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team … Recorded 57 tackles, seven tackles for a loss, and seven sacks in his junior season at Memphis Central High School … Tallied 26 tackles, six tackles for loss, two and a half sacks, and forced one fumble in his senior campaign … Rated as the No. 2 player in Tennessee by Rivals and 247sports and No. 6 by ESPN … Rated as the No. 5 defensive end by Rivals and Scout, while being rated as the No. 7 defensive end by 247sports … Participated on the East Team in the U.S. Army All-American Game where he recorded one sack for a 10 yard loss … Coached by Lynord Crutchfield.

Personal: Mother is Wanlisha Hawkins … Born September 9, 1994, in Centerville, Ill. … Has three siblings – Carrie, Ashley and DeMarcus.

CAREER STATS

(Photo: LSU Athletics)

Rick Serritella

Established in 2002, NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella began his independent scouting service as a publication used by all 32 NFL teams. Eventually, it would evolve into an online scouting resource that reaches millions of people each month. An early adaptor to technology, the NFL Draft Bible produced the first ever livestream video show and live podcast on location from the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft Bible network extends to professional football leagues all over the world and includes general managers, executives, scouts, coaches, agents, trainers, advisors, along with other media outlets and draftniks. In addition to owning the NFL Draft Bible, Serritella has also served as executive producer of the T.Ocho Show (2010) on NBC Sports, producer for The Mike & The Mad Dog Show (2002) on YES Network, producer for NFL Now with Mike Francesa, one of the only nationally syndicated NFL shows at that time (2003), producer on ESPN Hollywoood (2005) and helped start up the Wall Street Journal YouTube channel (2007). He has interviewed the likes of Donald Trump, Roger Goodell, Archie Manning, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Danica Patrick, Venus Williams, Howard Stern, Don King, Jay-Z, Madonna, Bon Jovi and hundreds of other celebrities/athletes. Other involvements include helping build the fiber-optic system for MLB Network during his time as manager at HTN Communications, writing for USA TODAY, working for CBS and AEG Live. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of Media for the Parabolic Performance NFL Draft Prep program. In 2017, Serritella served as the Director of Player Personnel for the College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI, Serritella earned a B.A. in Sports Entertainment & Event Management and was honored with the Inaugural Sports Entertainment & Event Management Success Board Achievement Award by the school in 2009. While attending JWU, he interned for the New England Patriots and ESPN X-Games. A proud member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Serritella currently resides in his home state of New Jersey.

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