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Yes they Cam; LSU flourishes under Cam Cameron's offense

Yes they Cam; LSU flourishes under Cam Cameron's offense

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LSU matched last year's school record with 9 taken in this year's NFL draft. The difference was last April, the Tigers set a league record with 6 defensive players picked in the top 3 rounds. 

But this past weekend, seven of the purple and gold's nine players selected were from the offensive side of the ball. And that may be because of offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. The former NFL head coach and O.C. for multiple teams knew how to run LSU's pro day and make the players appealing to the next level.

"It was fun for him to be out there and see him to be enjoying what we're doing and everybody out there with a smile on their face," former LSU receiver Odell Beckham said.

"I can't say enough about the attitude that he brought to the script that we had," former LSU receiver Jarvis Landry added.

"He knows exactly what teams what to see and what they're looking for in each one of us," former LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger explained.

But having Cam Cameron around at Pro Day isn't the only benefit of having a former NFL coach around. The players say they've been experiencing it all season long.

"That's a luxury for us at LSU getting ready for the NFL. Some of the other guys are working with quarterback gurus, but we've been working with a guy who's been a successful offensive coordinator in the NFL," Mettenberger said.
In just one season, Cameron turned LSU's one dimensional, ground and pound offense, into a more balanced attack, stretching defenses with their vertical passing ability.

"I think I had a great IQ for the game before Coach Cam got here but he just elevated it with the detail he put into work everyday. Bringing in the iPads and having us work at home and in class and wherever we were, 24-7 and that just elevated my knowledge for the game and it showed this year with my play," former LSU running back Jeremy Hill described.

"Being able to let the receivers coach be able to teach us the way an NFL receiver is supposed to be coached. And I believe that his mentorship and what he did for us off the field allowed us to be a stronger band of brothers," Landry added.

In only one season, the purple and gold moved from 77th to 32nd in total offense and from 58th to 23rd in total scoring. LSU also became the first team in SEC history to have a 3,000 yard passer, a 1,000 yard rusher, and two 1,000 yard receivers.

"I'd put him up there with some of the best quarterback coaches I've ever seen. When you have a former pro quarterback teaching the gospel of being a quarterback, you're sitting down and looking at a man who is highly respected within this league. If he turned around tomorrow and said I'll take an assistant's position somewhere, I think there'd be 32 general managers would be picking up the phone and say hey, why don't you come up for a cup of coffee.  You're talking about a teacher, a guy who's enjoys developing," Director of Operations for NFL Scouting Services Dave-Te Thomas said.

With the first year numbers backing him, Cameron's NFL style program is working on the bayou and there's no telling what the LSU offense will look like in a few more seasons under Cameron.  
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