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LSU loses underclassman DT Johnson to NFL Draft, are more on the way?

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During a busy day for underclassmen declaring early for the NFL Draft, LSU defensive tackle Anthony Johnson added his name to the draft pool. Johnson made the decision official on Twitter.

“These last three years at LSU have been good to me, but I have made the decision to enter the 2014 NFL draft,” Johnson said on Twitter.

This season Johnson was LSU’s leader in tackles for a loss with nine. Heading in to the NFL Draft Johnson is considered one of the top defensive tackles available in the NFL Draft. He is expected to participate and perform well in the upcoming NFL Scouting Combine, an event that should solidify a decent draft expectation for him later in the spring.

There could be more departures coming for LSU in the coming days. Six underclassmen are still left to make a decision on their playing future, according to Among those players mulling their decisions are running back Jeremy Hill, receivers Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry.

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4 Responses to “LSU loses underclassman DT Johnson to NFL Draft, are more on the way?”
  1. suprmous says: Jan 3, 2014 4:57 AM

    I wish these guys understood education was important. Granted makin a livin’s important too but what’s to say that waitin is a bad thing? They need to get more playin time under their belts because not all of em are ready i.e. those of the likes of L’il Johnny Manziel for one. With his attitude he’ll become dead meat before you can blink. Crucify me if you want to but that’s my opinion and I’m stickin to it.

  2. infrno says: Jan 3, 2014 8:20 AM

    I have to respectfully disagree, a college degree does not mean what it once did and the fact is that most (though not all) of the degrees by college athletes is an absolute joke. Johnson is majoring in General Studies, which means that if he doesn’t end up playing on Sundays, he’ll be asking if you’d like to supersize that meal. For him, coming back another year won’t increase his draft stock and, should he suffer any injuries, could quite possibly hurt it. When you’re playing a contact sport like this where people suffer career ending injuries on any given play, I think when you have the opportunity to get paid, you take it.

  3. paigek22 says: Jan 3, 2014 10:41 AM

    He’s Awful… Bad Move… 60% he won’t get drafted

  4. suprmous says: Jan 4, 2014 6:16 AM

    infrno, it’s ok to disagree with me but look at my point of view and just don’t dismiss it. Plenty have gone on to play and get their degrees, i.e. Tyrann Mathieu for one. Thru all of his mistakes he was brave enuff to get his degree and doesn’t regret it one iota. I’m just sayin that one day these guys will have to face the fact that there’s life out there besides football and with more education under their belts they can achieve more with it than without it. It’s not like they’ll just be able to diddy wap into a high paying job without any knowledge.

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