College football underclassmen have until Jan. 15 to determine whether or not they will forgo their final years of eligibility to declare for the 2014 NFL Draft. In the past few days, a number of players have announced their desire to go pro and LSU Tigers defensive tackle Anthony Johnson is the latest to join the group.
Johnson announced his decision on Twitter.
“These last three years at LSU have been good to me, but I have made the decision to enter the 2014 NFL draft,” Johnson wrote on his Twitter account.
This past season, Johnson, who is considered one of the best defensive tackles available, led the Tigers defense in tackles for a loss. With a strong draft season, Johnson could hear his name called within the first 32 picks.
As is always the case with LSU, a number of other underclassmen may decide to make the early jump to the pros. Among those considering the move are running back Jeremy Hill, receivers Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry, according toNFL.com.