Scott, LaFell get second chance at pro day

LSU safety Chad Jones thinks he helped himself Monday at LSU's pro day and is hopeful of going in the second round of the draft.

The same goes for LSU receiver Brandon LaFell.

Ideally, they would like to climb into the latter part of the first round, but that's probably not realistic, which means a streak could be ending for LSU.

The Tigers have gone six straight years with a first-round selection in the NFL draft, which is the longest active streak in the nation.

Jones came back from a so-so showing at the NFL combine and ran a 4.54 in the 40-yard dash at LSU's pro day after running a 4.57 in Indianapolis. That's a decent time for a safety of his size. But his bench-press numbers were still puzzling. He did improve to 11 reps of 225 pounds. That's after doing just nine reps at the combine.

For comparison, 170-pound Ole Miss running back Dexter McCluster did 20 reps.

LaFell improved his 40 time from a 4.59 to a 4.55. He said he was limited at the combine because he was still recovering from a knee injury he suffered in the bowl game.

Cornerback Chris Hawkins had the fastest 40 time at LSU's pro day (4.40). Safety/linebacker Harry Coleman helped himself by running a 4.45, while running back Charles Scott was clocked at 4.53.