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With the 83rd pick in the third round, the Denver Broncos selected LSU offensive linemen Lloyd Cushenberry III.
A two-year starter on the LSU offensive line, Cushenberry quickly developed into one of the nation’s most consistent offensive linemen. In 2019, the Football Writers Association of America named Cushenberry to the All-SEC Second-Team. Cushenberry was part of the LSU offensive line that won the 2019 Joe Moore Award, given to the nation’s best college football offensive line.
Lloyd Cushenberry is a high-character offensive lineman. He was the first LSU offensive linemen to be awarded the coveted number 18. Cushenberry has great length for the center position and has solid awareness. His lack of lateral quickness limits his range. Cushenberry’s experience playing both offensive guard and center is a bonus for NFL teams.
Cushenberry has drawn comparisons to Green Bay Packers center Corey Linsley.
In six seasons with the Packers, Linsley has started 86 games and have been a solid starter on the Packers’ offensive line.
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What the Analysts Say
The anchor for the LSU Tigers’ offensive line that claimed the Joe Moore Award in 2019 which is awarded to college football’s best unit, Lloyd Cushenberry has many of the qualities needed to become a quality starter in the NFL. -Joe Marino, The Draft Network
A technically-sound blocker with strength and a bulky frame, Cushenberry is a pro-ready player who can come in and start quickly for an NFL team. He has some athletic limitations, but he’s a polished interior offensive lineman who can be a relatively safe pick on Day 2 of the draft. –Jacob Infante, Draft Wire
How he Fits
The dominance of the LSU offensive linemen continues. Lloyd Cushenberry is a strong and versatile offensive linemen with a lot of smarts and leadership. Cushenberry fills a need for the Denver Broncos, as the depth in the interior part of the offensive line needs some help.