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LSU's Delpit, Queen declare for NFL draft

Field Level Media
16 Jan 2020, 07:05 GMT+10

LSU junior safety Grant Delpit and junior linebacker Patrick Queen are headed to the NFL.

A projected first-round pick, Delpit declared for April's draft on Twitter on Wednesday, two days after helping the Tigers defeat Clemson in the College Football Playoff championship game.

"We are champs. We hoisted the trophy for you and LSU fans everywhere," he wrote. "I've decided to move on to the NFL. I will carry the joy and excitement of this season with me forever."

The 2019 Thorpe Award winner and two-time All-American tallied six tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in LSU's 42-25 victory over Clemson, completing a perfect 15-0 season.

Delpit's three-year totals include 199 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks, eight interceptions and 32 passes defensed in 40 games.

Queen's announcement followed shortly after Delpit's on Twitter, as he wrote, "After much thought, the time has now come for me to pursue my next goal."

A speedy 227-pounder, Queen racked up eight tackles (2.5 for loss) and a half-sack in the national title game. He finishes his career with 131 tackles (17.5 for loss), four sacks, an interception and three pass breakups in 41 games.

Several other Tigers underclassmen are expected to consider declaring for the draft, including cornerback Kristian Fulton, edge rusher K'Lavon Chaisson, running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, wide receiver Justin Jefferson and center Lloyd Cushenberry.

--Field Level Media

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