Senior who will be expected to start at one of the outside linebacker positions in 2013 ... Joins Lamin Barrow as LSU's two returning starters at linebacker in 2013 ... Missed all but one game last year due to an academic issue ... Was able to practice with team, but unable to participate in games ... Cleared to play vs. Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, where he returned to his starting role at linebacker ... Another player with great quickness and toughness, who is the perfect pro-type for his position in a John Chavis defense ... Appeared in 28 games with two starts during his career ... Has accounted for 37 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss (17 yards) and 2.0 sacks (10 yards).
08/21/2013 - OTHER LSU PROSPECTS WORTH WATCHING: OLB Tahj Jones (6-2, 208, 4.73)...A highly regarded backup throughout most of his career, Jones was poised to emerge as a starting outside linebacker last season but missed all but the bowl game due to an academic suspension. He's flashed big play ability throughout his career (37 tackles, five for loss, two sacks, one interception) and fared well against Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, registering four tackles, including 2.5 for loss, a sack and a forced fumble. Jones' slight frame belies his toughness and physicality, though he may have to make the tough switch to safety in the NFL. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com