Oregon starting left guard and regular on Pro Football Focus’ All-Pac-12 team Shane Lemieux has accepted his invite to the Senior Bowl just an hour ago. The Senior Bowl is the premier postseason all star event that features some of the best seniors and redshirt juniors from all over college football in Mobile, Alabama.
Lemieux is one of the best guards in all of college football, regardless of class. He has regularly featured on multiple all conference teams throughout his junior and senior seasons.
He joins teammate senior linebacker Troy Dye to accept invites to the event in late January. Lemieux joins a list of who’s who in the Pac-12 already with the likes of Cal LB Evan Weaver, Utah DB Julian Blackmon, Utah DB Terrell Burgess, Utah LB Francis Bernard, Colorado LB Davion Taylor, Utah RB Zack Moss, Utah DT Leki Fotu, Utah DE Bradlee Anae, ASU WR Brandon Aiyuk.
You can find a list of accepted invites here
The Draft Network has him ranked as the 97th overall prospect and their eighth best overall interior offensive lineman.
Here are my thoughts on Lemieux as a prospect:
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- Lemieux is the top guard without a single doubt. He has been his usual steady self this season but has had little hiccups here and there in terms of missed assignments. The footwork is a major plus and he can scoot to the second level. Is phone booth type of guard but shows enough finesse at times. Can just as well lower the boom on a pancake as he can pull.
Final rosters will be set in January so we can likely expect a few more Ducks to join the list and some other players around the country as well. It could be the most talented roster in years.
The first step in the draft process is the Senior Bowl so a lot of draft boards will be set during that week because it’s only postseason opportunity for players to go against each other in front of NFL scouts, coaches, GMs, and other executives.
Congratulations, Shane! Go get em in Mobile!