LSU lost seven defensive underclassmen to the NFL draft last season, a wave of departures that hurt this past season’s squad.
Next season, the losses will come on the other side.
Running back Jeremy Hill announced from his Twitter account Monday morning that he’ll forgo his junior season and enter the NFL draft. Receivers Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. are expected to forgo their senior seasons.
Add those losses with the departures of starting quarterback Zach Mettenberger and fullback J.C. Copeland and LSU has lost three-fourths of its offensive production.
Right guard Trai Turner will also leave for the draft and left tackle La’el Collins hasn’t yet made an announcement.
We stop with all of the words and give you the numbers:
Stat: Lost/2012 Total (Percent Lost)
- Touchdowns: 41/61 (67)
- Yards: 4,794/5,893 (81)
- Touchdowns: 20/23 (86)
- Yards: 2,748/3,263 (84)
- Touchdowns: 20/37 (54)
- Yards: 1,845/2,630 (70)
- Touchdowns: 22/23 (95)
- Yards: 3,082/3,263 (94)