by Mike Detillier which is in the Houma Courier. The more and more I hear these guys from Iowa and the respect they've shown LSU, the more I continue to believe how classy they are. Roth, an All-American, sounded off on some of the outside distractions that normally occur during the college offseason before they enter the NFL. "The Senior Bowl is a great outlet for us to come here and reassert our status for the NFL and the draft," Roth said. "What I can’t understand is guys like Marcus Spears (LSU) and Shaun Cody (USC), who have had great careers in the college ranks not getting the recognition they deserve. I watched ESPN the other night, and neither one of those two guys were rated in their top 30 players. Something is wrong with this process. How could anyone not see that those two guys who have played at the highest levels of college football not be rated as first-round picks? "I saw it last year with Michael Clayton, the wide receiver from LSU. Every time I watched LSU play last season, he was scoring touchdowns and making big catches. Then last spring, all I heard about was how he couldn’t run fast and that he couldn’t do one thing or another, and they were hyping the other receiver they had (Devery Henderson, who the Saints drafted in the second round). Clayton was one of the top rookies in the NFL last season. I know it is part of the game, but it is something I still can’t understand." Amen, Matt. I couldn’t agree with you more. NFL analyst Mike Detillier is based in Mathews.