Friday, January 13, 2012
LSU also losing Reuben Randle to draft
By Chris Low
LSU receiver Rueben Randle will also make himself available for the NFL draft, Randle's father told The Baton Rouge Advocate.
That means the Tigers are losing an SEC-high four underclassmen to pro football. Cornerback Morris Claiborne and defensive tackle Michael Brockers announced their intentions on Thursday to enter the draft. Receiver Russell Shepard has tweeted that he's leaving LSU.
Randle was LSU's leading receiver this season with 53 catches for 917 yards and eight touchdowns. Randle averaged 17.3 yards per catch and was one of the top big-play receivers in the league. Randle and Shepard were the only two players on the team who caught more than two touchdown passes this season, meaning rising sophomores Odell Beckham, Jr. and Jarvis Landry will be counted upon to assume much larger roles next season.
Here's the most up-to-date list of SEC underclassmen declaring for the draft. The deadline is Sunday: