Draft Watch: Craig Loston, LSU
Loston is an athletic and explosive hitting safety with good size (6-2/210). He moves quickly from the secondary to the box when stuffing the run. He is very fluid and navigates well through traffic to locate the ball. Loston plays with terrific closing speed and executes textbook angles when tackling ball carriers. He shows good range in coverage with the ability to make plays in the secondary as well as outside the hashes. Loston has made vast improvements in coverage, but still needs to show better instincts in this part of his game. He will occasionally bite on play action and ball-fakes causing him to get caught out of position. He possesses average quickness, which creates a struggle when covering receivers out of the slot. Loston was a solid player for LSU and has greatly improved his style of play each season. He’s also a decent special-teams player, which gives him added value as a defensive back at the next level.