LSU's Jefferson to enter 2020 NFL Draft

LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson is tackled by Clemson safety K'Von Wallace during the second half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Monday Jan. 13 2020 in New Orleans

Only a few days remain for the college football players to declare and potentially withdraw their names from the upcoming draft.

Safety Grant Delpit and linebacker Patrick Queen will both forego their senior seasons.

Gone next season will be the team's leading rusher (Clyde Edwards-Helaire), leading pass-catcher (Justin Jefferson), leading tackler (Jacob Phillips) and the nation's top defensive back, Jim Thorpe Award victor Grant Delpit.

Charles made the announcement via social media Wednesday.


The 6-foot-3, 192-pound wideout enjoyed a standout junior season in 2019, tying for the most catches in college football with 111 while amassing the third-most yards (1,540) and second-most touchdowns (18) in the nation. The Cleveland Browns at ten, New York Giants at four, and Arizona Cardinals at eight are just a handful of candidates at the top of the draft who could use an early pick on a blocker on the bookend of their offensive line.

Fresh off a national championship, running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire is leaving LSU to head to the NFL. His 85 total tackles included 12 for losses and three sacks.

Delpit was a first-team All-American in 2018 whose production also picked up in the closing weeks of the season. The draft takes place April 23-25 in Las Vegas.

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