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LA Tech Seniors Look to Join NFL Ranks

Louisiana Tech has had success putting players in the NFL in recent years. The Bulldogs have seen four players drafted in the last two years: Justin Ellis, IK Enemkpali, Jordan Mills, and Quinton Patton.

Jordan Mills has been a mainstay on the Bear's offensive line.
Jordan Mills has been a mainstay on the Bear's offensive line.
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Louisiana Tech may not have a player drafted this year, but there is pro potential in the senior class. The Bulldogs recently had their Pro Day at Joe Aillet Stadium, and a few players stood out.

Outside linebacker Houston Bates weighed in at 238 pounds and ran a 4.60 in the 40 yard dash.

Link To NFL.com Story on Bates, Bell

Mitchell Bell, looking to follow in Jordan Mill's footsteps, weighed in at 347 pounds and still managed to run a 5.28 in the 40 and he had a 27" vertical jump.

Hunter Lee had a 38.5" vertical jump, similar to former Bulldog Running Back Ray Holley's 37.5" vertical in 2013.

Other players participating in the Pro Day were Levander Liggins, Tony Johnson, Terrell Pinson, Colby Brown, and Cody Sokol among others.

Bates has the best chance to be drafted in the late rounds, while Bell and Liggins are sure to sign free agent contracts.

Louisiana Tech will have a few players in 2016 with a higher chance to be drafted, including Kenneth Dixon, Vernon Butler, and Adarius Barnes.