Posted by Tom Fornelli
While Florida may be getting Janoris Jenkins back for another season, another SEC cornerback, who many consider to be the best in the country, won't be following the same path. At a press conference on Monday afternoon, LSU cornerback and return specialist Patrick Peterson will make the announcement that he won't be coming back to Baton Rouge for his senior season, but will be entering the NFL Draft.
"I have to make the decision that's best for me," said Peterson. "It was a pleasure the years I was here. When that decision comes down, I believe they (LSU fans) will still be Patrick Peterson fans."
It's a smart decision for Peterson to make. Now that Andrew Luck has decided to stay at Stanford for another season, Peterson's draft stock has only risen. Our own Rob Rang envisions the Carolina Panthers taking him with the first overall pick. Just about every mock draft you'll see has Peterson going in the top five.
Peterson had 42 tackles, 10 passes defended, and four interceptions for LSU this season. He also returned two punts for touchdowns.