Four declare for NFL Draft

Hill, Turner will enter the NFL Draft (USA Today)

LSU RB Jeremy Hill, OG Trai Turner and WRs Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry announced Monday that they will forego their final seasons of eligibility and declare for the NFL Draft. That now makes six underclassmen that will head to the pros.

Jeremy Hill and Trai Turner announced Monday they will will forego their final two seasons of eligibility and declare for the NFL Draft. LSU also confirmed that WRs Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry will also go pro.

Hill took to Twitter to make his announcement:





Turner made his announcement via a statement released by his agent, Peter Schaffer (head to the TSD Message board for the full statement):

"After lengthy, serious consideration with my family and coaches, I have decided to enter the 2014 NFL Draft," Turner said in the statement. "I have loved and appreciated every minute of my time as a LSU Tiger student athlete. My heart will always remain at this institution that taught me life lessons about being an athlete, student and person. I truly hope that I will be lucky enough to have a successful NFL career, and do LSU proud for years to come, as so many of its alumni have done."

It had been reported for more than a week that Beckham and Landry would also declare for the draft. LSU made its official announcement late Monday afternoon.

"It's been then best three years of my life being part of Tiger Nation," Landry said in a statement released by LSU. "I've grown to become a man of respect, loyalty, integrity."

The total number of LSU underclassmen declaring for the draft now reaches six as this group joins DTs Anthony Johnson and Ego Ferguson. Senior Alfred Blue, who was granted an extra season of eligibility, will also go pro, according to LSU.


With Hill and Turner's intentions known, the focus will turn to offensive lineman La'el Collins. It was reported last week that Hill was actually trying to convince his former high school teammate to return to LSU with him in 2014. Now that Hill will leave, it remains unknown how or if that will affect Collins.

For Hill, he leaves Baton Rouge after two of the most successful seasons by a LSU RB. He finished the 2013 season with 1,401 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns. He'll finish his career with 2,156 total yards rushing and 28 touchdowns, which slots him seventh on the all-time list.

Turner entered the starting lineup midway through the 2012 season, his redshirt freshman year. He held onto that role throughout the 2013 season and started all 13 games at right guard for the Tigers.

Beckham and Landry accounted for 72 percent of LSU's receiving yards, as they became the first LSU WR duo to each eclipse the 1,000-yard mark. They caught 18 of the 23 total passing touchdowns this season.

For more coverage on LSU football and recruiting:

Johnson, Ferguson declare for NFL Draft

RECRUITING: Tigers targeting current, former Texas commits

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