Aug 31, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) throws a pass while rushed by LSU Tigers defensive tackle Ego Ferguson (9) during the third quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: Ego Ferguson leaving LSU early for draft, Trai Turner next?


LSU was expected to lose a handful of underclassmen early to the 2014 NFL draft, but one name they did not count on leaving is redshirt sophomore right guard Trai Turner who has joined Athletes’ Performance along with defensive tackle Ego Ferguson.

Athletes’ Performance is a training facility that prepares players for the NFL Combine held in late February, so we can assume players joining a program to prepare for the three-day event in Indianapolis are declaring for the draft.

UPDATE: (6:30pm) Ferguson announced via his Instagram page he is declaring for the draft.

“First off I want to thank god without him none of this would be possible I also want to thank my parents for always being in my corner since day 1. I want to thank coaches too for giving me the chance to play in front of the best fans in college football. These past four years have been amazing. Without my teammates I don’t know where I would be right now. They were more than teammates, they were my bruddas.after talking to my parents and praying about this decision I decided to enter the 2014 NFL draft #blessed #squad #familyfirst”

Ferguson joins fellow defensive tackle Anthony Johnson who officially declared his intentions of entering the draft Thursday afternoon. He registered 58 tackles with 3.5 tackles for loss, a sack, 3 quarterback hurries, 3 pass breakups and blocked one kick.

Scouts Inc ranks Ferguson as the No. 5 defensive tackle prospect and No. 39 overall and has no grade yet on Turner.

Decisions on other underclassmen Odell Beckham Jr. Jarvis Landry, Jeremy Hill and La’el Collins and their NFL decisions are likely to come very soon.

Underclassmen have until Jan. 15 to declare for the NFL draft.

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