More so than any other football program of late, LSU has been hit hard by early departures to the NFL. At least on one front this year, however, the Tigers were spared such a hit.
In a conversation with Baton Rouge television sports reporter Michael Cauble Tuesday, Travin Dural confirmed that he will forego early entry into the NFL draft and return to LSU for another season. A redshirt sophomore, Dural would be eligible for early entry into the NFL draft as he’s three years removed from high school.
A maximum of five players from each school will receive a draft grade [from the NFL’s advisory panel] and the grades will be of three types: first round, second round or to return to school.
Regardless of the why, Dural’s return is a significant one.
In 2014, Dural was far and away the Tigers’ leader in receptions (37) receiving yards (758) and receiving touchdowns (seven). The next closest was Trey Quinn‘s 17 catches and Malachi Dupre‘s 318 yards.