Jefferson, Delpit among 6 LSU players entering National Football League draft

Tanya Simon
January 16, 2020

Tigers safety Grant Delpit, the Jim Thorpe Award victor, and linebacker Patrick Queen both announced Wednesday that they will forgo their senior seasons and declare for the 2020 National Football League draft.

Safety Grant Delpit, receiver Justin Jefferson, linebacker and championship game defensive MVP Patrick Queen, linebacker and leading tackler Jacob Phillips and linemen Lloyd Cushenberry all declared for the National Football League draft.

Charles made the announcement via social media Wednesday.

Kiper ranks Delpit as the top draft-eligible safety and No. 10 overall prospect for the 2020 draft.

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Clyde Edwards-Helaire #22 of the LSU Tigers avoids a tackle by Tyrique McGhee #26 of the Georgia Bulldogs during a run during a game between Georgia Bulldogs and LSU Tigers at Mercedes Benz Stadium on December 7, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. He is projected as a potential second-round pick.

Jefferson a fast and elusive playmaker who caught 111 passes for 1,540 yards and 18 touchdowns for the nation's No. 1 team.

A graduate of Livonia High School, Queen compiled 85 tackles, including three sacks, in his first year as a starter.

Phillips was LSU's leader in total tackles with 113.

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