LSU defensive tackle Anthony Johnson announced on Twitter on Thursday that he’ll forgo his senior year and enter the NFL draft.
These last three years at LSU have been good to me but I have made the decision to enter the 2014 NFL draft @nfl .
— Freak X ❎ (@freakxlsu) January 2, 2014
Johnson is one of six draft-eligible LSU players who are projected to be selected in the top four rounds of the draft. The list includes receivers Odell Beckham, Jr. and Jarvis Landry, defensive tackle Ego Ferguson and running back Jeremy Hill and left tackle La’el Collins.
Team spokesman Michael Bonnette said other LSU players will announce their decisions “early next week,” possibly Monday.
Johnson struggled at times this season and was victim of double teams. He finished 13th on the team in tackles. Ferguson overshadowed him and moved ahead of him in many draft projections.
CBSSports.com has Johnson ranked as the 10th best defensive lineman in the draft, putting him among those picked in the third or fourth rounds. Johnson signed with LSU three years ago as the No. 1 rated defensive tackle out of O. Perry Walk High.