Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
LSU junior defensive lineman Davon Godchaux has announced on Instagram that he will enter the NFL Draft.
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_godchaux: After a lot of thought and prayer with my family, I have decided to enter the 2017 NFL draft. This was a very difficult decision, but I know in my heart this is the best choice for me and my son, Davon Montel Godchaux II. Anytime you leave your home and family it's difficult to do, but LSU will always be my family. There is nothing more exciting than to step on the football field and represent LSU. I will continue to do that in the NFL. I will forever be grateful to Coach Miles, Coach Orgeron, Coach Jenkins, Coach Aranda and Joe Alleva for giving me the opportunity to fulfill my dreams to play the game I truly love. Coach Orgeron has truly been an inspiration to me, and I appreciate and value everything I learned from him. I also want to thank my coaches, the athletic staff , and my professors who have helped me to grow on and off the field. I will surely miss my teammates, my brothers who have been by my side every step of the way. Remember, this is the beginning, not the end and I will also be there for you. Also I want the LSU alumni and the fans to know how much you mean to me. Every time I looked up into the stands and saw all of the LSU fighting Tigers and heard you cheering us on, it made me play that much harder. There are no fans greater than LSU's and no greater feeling than playing in Death Valley! I am blessed to have played for such a prestigious university. I will always be an LSU Tiger ! Go Tigers!!!
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30 Comments
"...except for next year."
Reply59 months
I read his mother is having health problems. Obviously, the financial aspect is major in this decision. I pray for Davon's mother and the entire family. Davon stepped up 3 years ago, and along with LaCouture anchored down a young inexperienced D-Line. He improved every year and I think his stock is at it's ceiling. Should go somewhere between rounds 3-5 imo. Should get a decent rookie deal with a chance to prove it on the field for the big payday in 3-4 years. I hate to see him go, but I think it's a good decision. Good luck Davon! You're a true Tiger!
Reply59 months
Wish him the best and completely understand he needs to earn a living. His draft recommendation was stay in school. So why leave? When you come from nothing, anything is better. Remember that he was hurt when he signed and schools backed off recruiting him? I bet he does. Enjoyed watching him in Tiger Stadium! GEAUX get your Davon!
Reply59 months
Wish he would stay for another year, but regardless I wish him the best of luck at the next level and to be honest we have guys like Rashard Lawrence and Ed Alexander and Glen Logan and hopefully Marvin Wilson who are going to step up anchor down the trenches next year. Best of luck, Davon!
Reply59 months
Dang I wish he would've gotten his degree.
Reply59 months
inb4LSUFANSwantSAINTStodrafthim
Reply59 months
Well... Crap!
Reply59 months
Great Tiger. Good luck to him in the NFL.
Reply59 months
You have earned your shot big man. Wishing you all the best in a long career!
Reply59 months
Best of Luck Tiger
Reply59 months
Congrats to all you LSU fans for wishing this young man well. As a Bama fan it's bittersweet when kids declare. To see the kid and his family rejoice on draft weekend is worth it.
Reply59 months
Damn, Les really did recruit some outstanding young men.
Reply59 months
Good decision IMO
Reply59 months
Your story is just beginning! Now go and get yours!
Reply59 months
Good luck big fella
Reply59 months
Thanks for being a tiger!
Reply59 months
He needs to come back and work on his hands. lol he dropped a sure pick-6 yesterday
Reply59 months
The frick?
59 months
bahaha
59 months
Keeping Plaquemine proud...
Reply59 months
Best of Luck Tiger
Reply59 months
Should be a first rounder
Reply59 months
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