LSU’s Becham and Landry to enter draft

Posted on Jan 6 2014 - 6:34pm by Ray

Sources have confirmed that LSU junior wide receivers Odell Becham and Jarvis Landry will be exiting their collegiate careers early to enter the NFL draft.

The two will join teammates Anthony Johnson and Ego Ferguson who also announced their decisions to go pro.

Becham was listed as the No. 6 non-senior receiver among possible draft prospects back in November by ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. He also ranked Ferguson and Johnson fourth and fifth among non-senior DT’s.

This past season was one of LSU’s greatest offensive years yet. With Landry, Becham, Jeremy Hill and Zach Metternberger, those were some serious weapons on offense. All of them helped LSU become the first SEC team to have a 3,000-yard passer, a 1,000-yard rusher and two 1,000-yard receivers. Now that is quite impressive Id say.

Becham is ranked second nationally in all-purpose yards with 178.1 per game. Becham also won the Paul Hornung Award as the nation’s most versatile player and was a third-team All-American as an all-purpose player. Landry caught 77 passes for 1,193 yards and 10 TDs while becham recorded 59 catches for 1,152 yards and 8 TDs. Both were All-SEC juniors and became the sixth and seventh LSU players to record 1,000 or more receiving yards in one season.

We wish all of these young men a bright future in the NFL.