LSU’s Peterson draft bound

Posted by Chris Brown on January 10, 2011 – 4:23 pm

LSU CB Patrick Peterson made an expected announcement Monday declaring himself eligible for the 2011 NFL draft.

Peterson (6’1″ 222) decided to forgo his senior season shortly after LSU’s victory in the Cotton Bowl over Texas A&M, as he’s projected to be a top five pick this spring, and widely considered the best cornerback in this year’s draft class.

“I might not ever be in this position again,” said Peterson as his press conference. “I thought it was a no-brainer to enter the draft now.”

Peterson also revealed that his father’s favorite team is the Miami Dolphins, but he’s hoping he isn’t drafted by Miami (he’s a Pompano Beach, FL native).

Voted SEC Defensive and Special Teams Player of the Year, Peterson returned a pair of punts for touchdowns and averaged better than 29 yards on kick returns. He also had four interceptions on defense where he was routinely assigned to cover the opponent’s top receiving threat.


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