LSU defectors to NFL growing

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
LSU defensive tackle Anthony Johnson celebrates a tackle against Kent State this season. Johnson has declared for the NFL Draft. 
POST SOUTH PHOTO/Peter Silas Pasqua

BATON ROUGE – LSU wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry will forgo their senior season and enter the NFL draft, according to multiple reports.

The first LSU receiving duo to both eclipse 1,000 yard in the same season join defensive tackles Anthony Johnson and Ego Ferguson as LSU draft-eligible players who have declared for the draft.

Landry finished with 77 catches and 1,193 yards in 2013, while Beckham had 59 receptions for 1,152 yards.

Landry and Beckham are both projected to be selected in the first two rounds of the draft, set for May.

Underclassmen have until Jan. 15 to declare. Other LSU players projected to be selected in the top four rounds include running back Jeremy Hill and left tackle La'el Collins.

LSU lost 10 underclassmen to the draft last season.