LSU cornerback and former five-star recruit Kevin Toliver II will forgo his senior season of eligibility and enter the 2018 NFL Draft, the junior announced on Twitter on Monday.
It’s been real??? pic.twitter.com/jnhAGrqNOH
— KT2 (@Kevintoliver2) January 8, 2018
Toliver thrived as a freshman in 2015, earning a spot on 247Sports’ True Freshman All-American team, but never progressed to being a full-time starter. However, he posted 10 passes defensed in 2017 and, at 6-foot-3 and 203 pounds, possesses the type of build that NFL teams covet in their search for cornerbacks who can play physical man coverage.
Most outlets project Toliver as a mid-round pick in April. Since 2011, 12 LSU defensive backs have been taken in the draft, including 10 in the first four rounds and five first-rounders.
Toliver joins defensive end Arden Key as Tigers underclassmen who have declared this offseason. Among others who could choose to do so before the Jan. 15 deadline are cornerback Donte Jackson and running back Derrius Guice.
–Field Level Media