Brandon Lafell Commits To the NFL Draft

Jacob KerrContributor IJanuary 14, 2009

On Wednesday, Brandon Lafell committed to the NFL draft. Now some might be thinking that he is an idiot and the only reason he went is because of the money and others say it was his time to leave college and pursue his dreams of playing in the NFL.

People shouldn't forget what he did during his time at LSU.

In his first year of action, he was able to have 5 catches for 140 yards and 2 touchdowns. Unlike most freshman, he had an impressive first game when he caught a 58-yard touchdown pass on his first play from scrimmage and started his first game against Alabama. That year, he was named to the Freshmen All-SEC team.

In his sophomore year, he led the team in receiving yards with 656 and was second on team with 50 receptions and he caught 4 touchdown passes. He was able to record his first 100-yard game that year, which was against Virginia Tech. Also, he scored his first career rushing touchdown against MTSU.

In his junior year, he was able to catch 63 passes for 929 yards and 8 touchdowns. He earned first team All-SEC recognition by the associated press. He was able to impressively catch at least two passes in every game in 2008 and had a streak of 28 games with at least a catch. He was tied for first in the SEC in TD receptions.

He is ranked eighth in LSU history for receptions in a season and 10th for receiving yards in a single season.

Brandon Lafell put on one of the most amazing seasons in LSU history and I hope that he does well in the NFL.