LSU safety Grant Delpit has declared for the NFL draft, foregoing his final season of collegiate eligibility.
The decision is not unexpected. The 6-foot-3, 203-pound junior is projected as a first-round selection in the 2020 NFL draft, and he helped lead the Tigers to their fourth national championship Monday night in a 42-25 win over Clemson in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
"We are champs," Delpit wrote in a post on social media. "We hoisted the trophy for you and LSU fans everywhere. I've decided to move on to the NFL. I will carry the joy and excitement of this season with me forever."