LSU defensive back Cordale Flott to enter NFL Draft | Reports

Koki Riley
Lafayette Daily Advertiser

LSU defensive back Cordale Flott will forego his senior season and enter the NFL Draft, according to On3 Sports and 247Sports.

Flott was a key piece in LSU's secondary in 2021, stepping up in a bigger role due to injuries to Derek Stingley Jr. and Eli Ricks that forced the star cornerbacks to miss the majority of the season.

The Saraland, Alabama native had 40 tackles, a forced fumble and an interception in his final year with the Tigers. Flott ends his LSU career with 98 total tackles and 11 passes defended as primarily a slot cornerback.

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Out of high school, Flott was a three-star recruit and the No. 60 cornerback in the nation, according to 247Sports Composite. He was in the same 2019 recruiting class as Stingley and safety Jay Ward.

LSU heads into the next season with an even thinner cornerback room with Ricks transferring to Alabama and Stingley also entering the NFL Draft. The Tigers did sign four-star cornerback Laterrance Welch and three-star recruit Jordan Allen during the early signing period, but the Tigers have yet to make any additions from the transfer portal to help beef up next year's depth chart.

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Sophomore Dwight McGlothern, who also saw an expanded role in the second half of the year, is expected to return to the team next season. And freshman Pig Cage, who had six tackles and a sack during the Texas Bowl on Tuesday, could also see an increased role in the secondary in 2022.