Jan 1, 2014; Tampa, Fl, USA; LSU Tigers running back Jeremy Hill (33) is tackled by Iowa Hawkeyes defensive back B.J. Lowery (19) during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: Jeremy Hill forgoes junior season at LSU, enters draft

Recent reports suggested that Jeremy Hill would come back to LSU for his junior season, but on Monday he announced that he was going to enter the 2014 NFL Draft.

Hill was suspended before the season began for his involvement in a bar fight, but Les Miles allowed him to come back after the team voted in favor of his return.

The 6-2, 230-pound running back went on to have an incredible sophomore season rushing for 1,401 yards and 16 touchdowns. His 16 touchdown were second most in the SEC this year and second most in LSU history.

Hill finished his LSU career with a phenomenal performance in the Outback Bowl. He rushed for 216 yards and two touchdowns and was named to ESPN’s All-Bowl team.

With Hill headed to the NFL, along with Alfred Blue, rising senior Terrence Magee will compete with No. 1 overall recruit Leonard Fournette for the majority of the carries next year.

Hill is the top running back on Gil Brandt’s draft board, edging out Arizona’s Ka’Deem Carey. His draft stock is polarizing considering his off-the-field incidents in the past, but his talent is unquestioned.

Depending on how his interviews at the NFL combine and pro day go, Hill could challenge to be the first Tiger off the board in May’s draft.

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