Like every other LSU lineman, Jean-Francois has a ton of natural ability (as seen in last season's BCS National Championship Game), however he has not been able to show it enough. He redshirted upon arriving in Baton Rouge and then played in just two games as a freshman a year later. Last season (as a sophomore) he started two games and looked ready, but Jean-Francois missed 12 games to due academic issues. Now, however, the defensive tackle appears poised to put his talent on display. He has started all four games so far in 2008, although he is yet to really post remarkable numbers. A standout finish to the season could give Jean-Francois a chance to go off the board in the late first round of next April's NFL Draft and convince him to leave school early. It's a fairly safe bet that he will have a good combine to help his stock. Jean-Francois is extraordinarily powerful and a quick first step helps him immensely in the pass rush. He can book it too, for a man of his size, having run under 4.8 in the 40-yard-dash. Jean-Francois would probably be a sure thing first-rounder in 2010 if he returns to Tiger-town for some more experience, but those academic issues could affect such a decision.