The LSU Tigers are continuing to watch their underclassmen flock for the pros. Offensive tackle Chris Faulk has become the tenth member of the LSU football team to announce their intentions to forgo their college eligibility and enter the 2013 NFL Draft.
WWL-TV, the New Orleans CBS affiliate, passed along the news after Faulk’s father confirmed the news to the station.
“It surprised me,” WWL Radio’s draft analyst Mike Detillier. ”I thought he was a lock to come back in 2013 for LSU. Health will determine how high he gets picked.”
It is certainly a surprising move, considering the 6-foot-6, 323-pound junior missed the season after a season-ending injury suffered during practice prior to LSU’s week two match up.
Heading in to the season, Faulk was considered a first-round talent, but scouts will have to dig out some dusty tape to see if he is worth the pick, despite missing a season’s worth of action. Health will be a big factor in determining his draft stock.
You can stay up to date with the latest underclassmen declarations with our 2013 NFL Draft Underclassmen Declarations Tracker.