ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 03: Head coach Les Miles and Morris Claiborne #17 of the LSU Tigers celebrate their 42-10 win over the Georgia Bulldogs during the 2011 SEC Championship Game at Georgia Dome on December 3, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

NFL Draft 2012: Morris Claiborne, Michael Brockers Announce LSU Exits

Top cornerback Mo Claiborne, along with athletic defensive lineman Michael Brockers, are going to enter the 2012 NFL Draft.

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Mo Claiborne, Michael Brockers Leaving LSU For 2012 NFL Draft

As expected, LSU Tigers cornerback Morris Claiborne and defensive lineman Michael Brockers are leaving Baton Rouge for the big time. The pair announced at a Thursday afternoon press conference that they're entering the 2012 NFL Draft.

Claiborne is expected to be a top-10 pick and could go in the top five, while Brockers said he's been told he could go as high as the end of the first round himself. Our own Mocking the Draft served up a Michael Brockers scouting report just before the announcement came out:

In the 2012 NFL Draft, few players carry as much potential and upside as Brockers, a redshirt sophomore. On a loaded LSU defensive line, Brockers routinely stood out and should transition well to the NFL. At 6-foot-6, Brockers has an impressive frame with a lot of room to grow. Because of his relative inexperience (one season as a full-time starter), he'll need to get drafted on a team that can rotate him in while he develops.

For more on Claiborne and Brockers, visit LSU blog And the Valley Shook. For more on the NFL Draft, visit Mocking the Draft.

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