JC Copeland “The Incredible Hulk” and Kadron Boone “The Flash”, are the epitome of quality LSU super heroes any NFL team would want to write into their teams history books. Together the two brought insight and entertainment to Pro Player Insiders as they talked about their experience being an NFL Draft prospect.
Check out this must watch interview with Pro Player Insider’s Theresa Villano featuring two of our favorite Tigers:
Both out of LSU, a school known as one of the top NFL breeding schools in the country, are looking to make the turn to playing on Sundays. Kadron, an athletic WR and JC a wrecking ball at FB, both have the size and play making ability in order to succeed in the NFL. Both were invited to play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in California where JC was named game MVP. Something the scouts will take into consideration on draft day.
Coming out of high school, JC Copeland was still the 270 pound boulder we know today, he just played on the opposite side of the ball. JC was one of the top defensive ends in the country. He was ranked the 25th best prospect in Georgia and the 17th best defensive end in the country. He was selected to the Georgia North vs. South All-Star Game in 2009 as a senior. A Super-prep All-American who compiled an astonishing 27 sacks as a senior, JC was looking to be a top defensive end in the country in college. Although once Les Miles, LSU Tigers football coach, got a hold of JC, he quickly recognized JC had the potential to be an amazing fullback. Now after his 4 years at LSU, JC Copeland enters the NFL Draft as the number 3 prospect at fullback.
On the other side of the ball , interest has been building in LSU wide receiver Kadron Boone. Boone has had interest from several NFL teams since hi Pro Day where he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.44 seconds. Coming out of Florida,the high school sensation was a member of the Rivals.com top 250 and was also the number 12 WR in the nation. Named to the Superprep All-American and Dixie Team, he was invited to play for the blue team at the 2010 Under-Armor All-American Bowl. A bowl game for the top high school prospects to give one last look of themselves for the college scouts. While Kadron is slightly smaller than JC weighing in at 202 pounds, but has speed and an outstanding leaping ability. He finished his career with 44 catches for 611 yards and eight touchdowns in 51 games with 11 starts. Once both players met at LSU training camp, the two connected. JC said about his fellow teammate, “He’s been my A1 since day one. Me and KB have been brothers since day one.”
While the two may be comedians off the field, they know it takes a lot of hard work on the field to stay ahead of the competition. When asked about making the transition to the NFL, Kadron Boone replied, “Adjusting to the game is going to be different. The guys are going to be bigger, faster and stronger. It’s going to be different in the aspect of there’s no school work anymore. It’s strictly football now, it’s a full time job.” Keeping in mind they still get to have fun every now and again.
JC and Kadron look to join an astonishing amount of LSU alums in the NFL. A few to name would be Rueben Randle, Stevan Ridley and Tyrann Mathieu. Making sure they don’t get out of shape before the season, JC gave us some inside tips as to how they’ll be staying in shape. “Were going to go to Jersey to train and grind it out. Also get some one on one attention so we can be the best that we can be.” Kadron agreed and also stated, “We have very similar practices here (at the NFLPA Bowl) as we did at LSU and that we will have in the league. The same style and tempo and terminology so that allowed a smooth transition for us already knowing what we were getting into.”
PPI Fire 5- Five Questions LSU Fans are dying to know about Copeland and Boone:
- What is your “go to” fashion accessory?
Kadron: In Cali I would probably rock some Levi’s with a V-neck, throw some Jordan’s on and some shades. I’d be good to go.
JC: I like to be more low key, I’ll wear jogging pants, some nice kicks. Throw on my SEC Championship ring and a hat as well.
- Go to snack?
Kadron: I would have to say Ruffles sour cream and cheddar chips or Riddles skittles.
JC: I like milk and cookies.
- A nickname fans need to know?
Kadron: JC is the punisher.
JC: He goes by O’Calas finest. It’s something original. Or KB works too.
- If you could be a superhero, which one would you choose?
Kadron: I would have to say flash, I’ll just take the ball and run into the end zone.
JC: I’d be the Incredible Hulk. I’m big, strong and I knock people around.
- Where can we follow you on Twitter or Instagram?
Kadron: My Instagram is @Ocalas_Finest86 but twitter is where I’m at more. That’s @kboone_86
JC: You can fine me on Instagram @jclsu44 or on Twitter @lsu_punisher_#44
–Nate Winans, Follow @nwinans9
–Theresa Villano contributed to this article, Follow @theresa_ppi
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