Originally written January 05, 2013 on thepigskinreport.com:
As if the sting of a last second loss to the Clemson Tigers in the Chick-fil-A Bowl was not enough, the fans of the LSU Tigers were just dealt some more bad news. Having already announced his decision to leave LSU to enter the 2013 NFL Draft, linebacker Kevin Minter became the first of what could turn out to be a handful of Tigers to declare for early entry in April’s upcoming NFL Draft. He will be joined by safety Eric Reid, cornerback Tharold Simon, running back Spencer Ware and punter Brad Wing. All have formally declared their intention to leave LSU early and enter the 2013 NFL Draft. It is a big blow to the Tigers’ defense, as they will lose at least three standout players on that side of the ball heading into next season. Reid and Minter both were AP second-team All-America selections. Simon was a starter who had four interceptions this season. In case you needed proof, Minter recorded 19 tackles in the loss to Clemson on New Year’s Eve. He led the team with 130 for the season...
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