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LSU star receiver Malik Nabers to enter NFL draft


Malik Nabers, the FBS leader in receiving yards with 1,569 as a junior for LSU, said Saturday he is forgoing his senior season and heading for the NFL draft.

In three seasons, he amassed 3,003 yards, a school record, and 21 touchdowns on 189 catches. Fourteen of those scores came this season, when he averaged 17.6 yards per reception, making him one of just three in FBS receivers to tally at least 17 yards per catch and haul in 80 or more passes.

Nabers’ 89 receptions this season made him the favorite target of LSU’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jayden Daniels. Nabers also was a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award honoring the nation’s best receiver. That honor ultimately went to Marvin Harrison Jr. of Ohio State.

In February, prosecutors declined to bring a misdemeanor charge against Nabers after he was arrested on Bourbon Street on a misdemeanor charge of illegally carrying a weapon.

New Orleans police said at the time that 156 guns were confiscated around the Mardi Gras parade routes, and that Nabers was one of 15 people who had similar gun charges thrown out.

–Field Level Media

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