LSU Football Derek Stingley Provides NFL Draft Combine Injury Update
Former LSU cornerback Derek Stingley provided an update on his recovery from the Lisfranc surgery he underwent on his left foot to reporters during the 2022 NFL Draft on Saturday.
He revealed that the original timeline for his injury was 4-6 months and he was ahead of his recovery. Stingley will not participate in Sunday practices for cornerbacks at the combine and is instead expected to practice for teams on LSU’s Pro Day on April 6.
He also said he was the best cornerback in the 2022 NFL Draft.
“I know myself and I know that when I’m the best version of myself, I’m the best,” Stingley said.
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Due to the injury, Stingley only played three games for LSU as a junior last season. He was a Consensus All-American as a freshman and a first-team All-SEC selection as a sophomore.
Stingley is a projected first-round pick.
“Going into my sophomore year and throughout my sophomore year, I felt like it was as good as my freshman year,” Stingley said. “In first year I had over 90 goals. In second year I had 30. If anything, that should just say I was doing my job.”
Stingley also revealed he met the New York Giants and Jets in Indianapolis, among other franchises. He added that the teams hadn’t told him about any concerns about his foot injury.