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Advocate staff file photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Travin Dural (83), during a passing drill in warmups at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, Miss.

Travin Dural says coaches he encountered at the recent NFL combine understand one thing about LSU's offense, and they don't hold it against former Tiger players.

"They've dealt with players coming out of LSU," Dural said, "and they understand that we run a very ... dysfunctional offense. A lot of coaches, they didn't really want to ask about it."

Dural spoke Tuesday on Off the Bench with Culotta & T-Bob on 104.5/104.9 ESPN-FM in Baton Rouge.


He said he appreciates his time as a receiver at LSU and credits that experience for putting him in his current position, projected to go anywhere from the second to the fourth round of the 2017 NFL draft.

He said LSU's multiple offense is paying off for him now as he prepares to adjust to an NFL playbook. "It's a lot easier for me," compared with other receivers, he said.

Dural returned from a major hamstring injury in 2015 to start eight games in his senior season in 2016, catching 28 passes for 280 yards. He missed two games because of a shoulder injury that he said is fully healed.

He said his LSU career was frustrating at times, because his success at a receiver was so closely tied to the Tigers' inconsistent quarterback play.

"Sometimes we couldn't help out the team because things weren't going as planned," he said. "But at the end of the day, it's football, so you know we just had to make adjustments and work with what we had."

That'll be less of a concern at the next level, where Dural hopes his size and speed translates to a key role for in the NFL.

"That's very exciting for me, going forward, knowing I could be playing with one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL," he said. "I'm very excited about this process, and I'm happy with everything LSU has done to put me in this position to be able to play on these teams."

As for LSU, Dural said he's optimistic about the team's future with Ed Orgeron at the helm.

"I love Coach O, man. Probably one of my favorite coaches ... Now that he has the head coaching job, I'm very excited about the program. He has brought a different kind of energy to the team."