Several LSU players returning to school

Several LSU players returning to school
Coach Miles last worked the sidelines for the Tigers in 2016. Source: Mark LaGrange

After years of losing quality players early to the NFL draft, this year's group of LSU juniors have bucked the trend. All but one are returning for their senior year. Their head coach Les Miles explained why most went against recent history to return.

"We recognize as a coaching staff that this is their decision. It's a personal decision. We pass along information. We try to advise as best we can but again it's their decision." Miles said. "They felt as a group that there is just more to accomplish. Each of these guys can improve their draft position; get their degrees buy next December."

Key players returning are Ethan Pocic, Kendall Beckwith, Tre'davious White, Travis Dural, Lewis Neal and Christian LaCouture.
The only player leaving early is left tackle Jerald Hawkins.