Eric Reid leaving LSU for 2013 NFL Draft

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The junior safety standout is jumping for the League after a 34-6 career at LSU and a selection to the All-America team for his efforts on the field this season.

The LSU Tigers announced Friday that junior safety Eric Reid would skip his senior season of eligibility to enter the NFL Draft.

LSU Sports Information Director Michael Bonnette issued a press release Friday to announce Reid's decision. The safety, who ranks fifth on SB Nation writer Dan Kadar's 2013 NFL Draft safety rankings, amassed 91 tackles, the third-highest total among all Tiger defenders. Reid also started all 13 games for LSU this season.

The Tigers have now lost two junior defenders so far to the draft, as linebacker and leading tackler Kevin Minter has already announced his decision to forgo his last year of eligibility. Reid earned several honors for his play this season, including first-team All-SEC and first-team All-America nods. In 2011, the Associated Press named Reid to the Second Team for the SEC.

In the press release, Reid indicated that he would be returning to LSU in the offseason to finish up his degree, on which he currently two semesters left.


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