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LSU OL Trai Turner is latest Tiger to turn pro

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LSU offensive lineman Trai Turner had decided two bypass his final two years of eligibility to make himself available for next spring’s NFL draft, according a report from the New Orleans Times Picayune.

The sophomore was an All-SEC second-team selection this past season while starting every game at right guard.

He joins teammates Jeremy Hill, Ego Ferguson, Anthony Johnson, Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham in the draft. Fellow Tigers offensive lineman La’El Collins could also declare before Wednesday’s deadline.

While the number of LSU early entries continues to climb, it’s unlikely to match the exodus from Baton Rouge last season, when the Tigers sent a record 11 players early to the draft.

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1 Response to “LSU OL Trai Turner is latest Tiger to turn pro”
  1. southernpatriots says: Jan 14, 2014 7:56 AM

    When the NFL allows this early entry, and when a young athlete faces a limited future, even at best in the NFL, and when injury can result at any time in what is a violent sport, and when Coach Miles and the LSU coaches teach the positions well and the players become excellent at their positions early, and when they return home on the holidays and summers and see how their mom and siblings live and want to get them out of the higher crime neighborhood and into better schools, the early exit of good college and university football players will continue.

    I am sorry to see Trai Turner, Jeremy Hill, Ego Ferguson, Anthony Johnson, Jarvis Landry, and Odell Beckham (and possibly La’El Collins) leave LSU and the team. I wish them all the best to fulfill their desires to play in the NFL and succeed there and stay healthy.

    This is just another reason for the importance of great recruiting year in and year out.

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