By The Numbers: Some big losses

LSU is losing a lot on offense. (AP)

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)

Total

  • Touchdowns: 41/61 (67)
  • Yards: 4,794/5,893 (81)

Receiving

  • Touchdowns: 20/23 (86)
  • Yards: 2,748/3,263 (84)

Rushing

  • Touchdowns: 20/37 (54)
  • Yards: 1,845/2,630 (70)

Passing

  • Touchdowns: 22/23 (95)
  • Yards: 3,082/3,263 (94)

Comments

  1. Cameron Robinson, 2014 #1 tackle prospect responded to the comment, “his friends were disappointed that he was leaving Louisiana”when registering for classes at Alabama University, that if they turn on him now they never were his friends. Another #1 from Virginia commented when he made his decision to attend Alabama, “Why not go where there’s a great possibility you can win a national championship?” The problem with such mindset is that focus is totally on self to receive recognition made by others rather than being a part of building a recognition that can be shared with your team, your roots, and your university, that you helped to create.