Loston, ranked the top safety in this class and the seventh overall player by ESPNU, has great "dimensions" for a top-tier safety (6'2'', 193 pounds).
He is technically a safety, but has been praised for showing versatility as a returner and receiver. This diversity he shows has earned him the dubbing of a "triple-threat."
Despite his pure athleticism, don't expect him being like Chris Gamble, a former WR/CB for Ohio State, would would play both sides every game.
Loston is truly a special talent, and will stay at safety and maybe some return opportunities.
Strengths: Great pass defender, great reaction timing, amazing physical talent, has excellent elevation ability, and can pick the ball out a huge crowd, can play lock-down defense in zone or man-to-man defense, can cover a ton of ground in a small matter of time, and awesome instincts.
Weaknesses: Not great at tackling receivers/ backs in open field at angles.
Where he stands in '09: A player like does not come around often at all. Expect him to split time at receiver and safety, with most of it at safety.
He could end up being the fifth receiver in shotgun, third-and-long situations. He will have a hard time finding his way to return opportunities behind Trindon Holliday and Keenan Williams, but expect his presence to be heard for the Bayou Bengals this year and for time to come.