Former LSU Tiger Patrick Peterson would love to be the first cornerback to ever be selected with the top pick in the NFL Draft. Mike Triplett, of the Times-Picayune, has the story, below.

Defensive back Patrick Peterson of LSU looks on during the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson dined with Carolina Panthers Coach Ron Rivera on Sunday night, talking football and getting to know each other better over a meal at Ruffino's.

Rivera, whose team owns the No. 1 pick in next month's NFL draft, is touring the country this month, having similar sessions with about 10 different prospects. Clearly, Peterson has elevated himself toward the top of that list, giving himself a realistic shot at becoming the first cornerback ever selected No. 1 overall.