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LSU safety Grant Delpit (7) celebrates alongside LSU defensive lineman Breiden Fehoko (91), LSU linebacker Jacob Phillips (6) and LSU safety JaCoby Stevens (3) after LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. recovered a fumble in the second half of LSU's 42-25 win over Clemson in the National Championship, Monday, January 13, 2020, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La.

With a College Football Championship trophy in hand, a large group of Tigers now have an NFL decision to make.

LSU has a host of draft-eligible players. Below are the 17 red-shirt sophomores or juniors who could put their name in for the 2020 NFL Draft, decisions already announced and the names yet to announce. This year's draft will be held in Paradise, Nevada from April 23-25.

The deadline to declare is Monday, Jan. 20.

DECLARED

Justin Jefferson, WR, Junior (MORE)

2019 season: 111 catches (T-most in FBS), 1,540 yards, 18 TDs

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LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson (2) runs the ball in the first half between LSU and Clemson in the National Championship, Monday, January 13, 2020, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La.


LLOYD CUSHENBERRY III, C, Junior (MORE)

Started all 15 games in 2019 and has started in front of Joe Burrow in all 28 of the LSU quarterback's games. Key piece along unit that won the Joe Moore Award for the best offensive line in the nation. 

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LSU center Lloyd Cushenberry III (79) in the second half of the Tigers' 65-14 win over the Demons, Saturday, September 14, 2019, on LSU's campus in Baton Rouge, La. The win is the 800th victory in the history of the LSU football program.


GRANT DELPIT, S, Junior (MORE)

2019 season: 38 tackles (24 solo), 2 interceptions, 7 passes defensed, 2 sacks; winner of Jim Thorpe Award given to the nation's top defensive back

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LSU safety Grant Delpit (7) on the field in the first half between the Tigers and the Gators, Saturday, October 12, 2019, at LSU's Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La.


PATRICK QUEEN, LB, Junior (MORE)

2019 season: 85 tackles (37 solo), 3 sacks, 1 interception; named Defensive MVP in CFP Championship win

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LSU linebacker Patrick Queen (8) celebrates with LSU linebacker after stopping Clemson running back Travis Etienne (9) in the second half between LSU and Clemson in the National Championship, Monday, January 13, 2020, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La.


JACOB PHILLIPS, LB, Junior (MORE)

2019 season: 113 tackles (56 solo), 1 sack, 1 forced fumble

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LSU linebacker Jacob Phillips (6) celebrates after forcing an incompletion in the second half of the Tigers' 56-20 win over the Razorbacks, Saturday, November 23, 2019 at LSU's Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La.


SAAHDIQ CHARLES, OT, Junior (MORE)

- Appeared in nine games and helped at OT along group that won the Joe Moore award given to the nation's top offensive line

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LSU offensive tackle Saahdiq Charles (77) runs in a drill during spring practice, Thursday, March 21, 2019, on LSU's campus in Baton Rouge, La.


CLYDE EDWARDS-HELAIRE, RB, Junior (MORE)

2019 season: 215 carries for 1,414 yards and 16 touchdowns (most in SEC), 55 catches for 453 yards, touchdown

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LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (22) runs the ball in the first half between LSU and Clemson in the National Championship, Monday, January 13, 2020, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La.

LSU's Clyde Edwards-Helaire declares for NFL draft; seventh Tiger to leave early


K'LAVON CHAISSON, EDGE, RS Sophomore (MORE)

2019 season: 60 tackles (34 solo), 6.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble; defensive MVP of Peach Bowl

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LSU linebacker K'Lavon Chaisson (18) shows a fierce face, celebrating a sack of Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond (11) by himself and safety Marcel Brooks (9) in the first half of their game at Tiger Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019.


THADDEUS MOSS, TE, Junior (MORE)

2019 season: 47 catches for 570 yards, 4 touchdowns

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LSU tight end Thaddeus Moss (81) carries the ball in the first half between the Tigers and the Razorbacks, Saturday, November 23, 2019 at LSU's Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La.


STAYING

JACOBY STEVENS, S, Junior (MORE)


TYLER SHELVIN, NT, RS Sophomore (MORE)


KARY VINCENT JR., CB, Junior (MORE)


POTENTIAL NFL DRAFT ENTRANTS

  • Zach Von Rosenberg, Junior
  • Ray Thornton, Junior
  • Andre Anthony, Junior
  • Austin Deculus, Junior
  • Glen Logan, Junior

The Tigers had as many as five players projected to be first-round possibilities before their championship win, including Delpit, Jefferson and K'Lavon Chaisson. 

Senior quarterback Joe Burrow is projected to be the No. 1 overall pick to the Cincinnati Bengals, and senior cornerback Kristian Fulton is also expected to be a first-round possibility.

LSU's record for first-round picks is four, with JaMarcus Russell going No. 1 overall followed by safety LaRon Landry at No. 6, wide receiver Dwayne Bowe at No. 23 and wide receiver Craig Davis at No. 30.

LSU's record for the most players selected in a single NFL draft is nine, a mark hit in back-to-back drafts in 2013 and 2014.


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