Lloyd Cushenberry finding ways to be ready for the NFL

NFL draft prospects felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic much like the rest of America. 

The league canceled pro days and closed facilities preventing in-person workouts and due to most cities enacting various social distancing measures, many gyms have closed making it harder for prospects to work out. 

Despite those challenges, former LSU center Lloyd Cushenberry is still finding ways to stay in shape as he aims to be ready to hit the field for what ever team selects him in upcoming the 2020 NFL Draft.

“Once football does come back, who knows when that is, once it does come back, nobody’s gonna really care that you didn’t have access to a weight room or everything that was going on,” he said. “Because when they draft you they expect you to perform.”

So whether it’s doing pushups at home or finding somewhere to run, Cushenberry has been focused on getting as much work in as he’s able to.

“I’ve just been trying to workout in the mornings, do some running on the levee or go to the football facility at LSU,” he said. “The outside field is still open so (I) just do some drills, footwork, do some running. Just doing every little thing I can to stay in shape.”

Cushenberry is one of the top interior offensive line prospects in the draft class and likely won’t have to wait too long to hear his named called when the draft begins April 23. 

His family members are hoping the team that calls him is the New Orleans Saints. 

“A lot of my family are Saints fans and would love that but we’ll just have to wait and see what happens,” he said.