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LSU cornerback Donte Jackson has announced that he will forgo his senior season and enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

Jackson, a junior from New Orleans, went public with his decision on Monday night via Twitter:


Jackson joins underclassmen Arden Key, Kevin Toliver, and Toby Weathersby who have announced they're leaving early for the NFL draft.

Other juniors that could declare for the draft include running back Derrius Guice, and offensive linemen Will Clapp and Garrett Brumfield.
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I was already certain that Surtain was coming, but with both Donte and Toliver leaving, you have to think he knows the spot is his if he can earn it. Greedy certainly did and I think he can too. Could be one of the best CB duos we have had in quite some time.
Reply39 months
Once again....LSU is a place where players come to get ready for the NFL. It's no longer a place where players go to win championships.
Reply39 months
You never know
39 months
Oh I know! Could be a championship coming near you for lsu if they don't stick their head in the ground like they did in the 4 losses for 2017 season. Could have easily had 4 extra wins. Damn jalen hurts sucks. It wasn't because of him why Alabama is 25 and 2 under jalen hurts. The title game showed that for sure how bad of a qb he is. Halen hurts is bout as equal as Jordan Jefferson was as a q.b. both can't make the throws past 20 yards in tight coverage
39 months
Some of you guys are nuts. Donte has all the tools and ability. The only thing he needs to work on is his gambler nature. He has a tendency to break on balls, trying to get the INT, when he should stay with his man to bat it away. Other than that, he has a phenomenal baseline for the NFL. They will get his instincts clicking right in the League. Good luck, Donte. Make Tiger Nation Proud!
Reply39 months
I suspect he would have a hard time tackling even you. 175 lbs going to be hard on him in the nfl
39 months
I'm not sure of his grade, but Donte is ranked as a top 5 CB draft prospect.
Reply39 months
I hope the saints draft him!!!
Reply39 months
The NFL drafts on potential. You can't teach speed. High round pick
Reply39 months
Good
Reply39 months
Best of luck in your NFL career, Jackson....and, thanks for being a Tiger!
Reply39 months
His speed will put him as a high graded corner.
Reply39 months
I would like to see a report of the last 5 years of guys coming out early from LSU
Reply39 months
Our Coaching Staff should have that report, hopefully.
39 months
13 -Matheiu** -Ware -Simon -Reid -Montgomery* -Mingo* 14 -Turner -Landry -Hill -Beckam -johnson -Ferguson* 15 -Collins 16 -Robinson** 17 -Adams -Dupre -Godchaux -Fournette 16
39 months
Outside of the 15’ and 16’ draft classes we’ve had a lot of early entries. Had a lot of draftable guys come back for senior season in 2016
39 months
What kind of draft grade did he get? Yet another who should have come back next year. I do wish you the best Donte
Reply39 months
Great Tiger, wish him well and the best of luck......BUT he was ineffective against great QB's, as well as big and tall receivers. Uhh, last I checked that is all the league has. He should have stayed and perfected his craft.
Reply39 months
Wish him the absolute best. Loved watching him play. Good luck on your NFL career Donte.
Reply39 months
Couldn't catch a hot butter biscuit, typically got trucked by running backs. I wish him luck at the next level or Wendys whichever comes first.
Reply39 months
Pretty uneducated post.
39 months
Ok Burger King then.
39 months
Wish he was coming back, but he will have a good career.
Reply39 months
Dude could dance his arse off after the opposing team's player made the first down and he made the tackle. #wellbye
Reply39 months
BOOM
Reply39 months
Needed more development. He’s talented either way, and I wish him luck!
Reply39 months
Vincent you got next!
Reply39 months
Thanx Donte... hope you do well on the next level.
Reply39 months
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