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LSU punter leaving school early for NFL draft


We don’t often mention punters when we’re listing the players leaving college football early for the NFL draft, but we don’t often come across punters like LSU’s Brad Wing.

Although Wing hasn’t said anything about it publicly, Gannett Louisiana reports that Wing will declare for the NFL draft.

That’s no surprise. Wing has a strong leg, good hang time on his punts and good accuracy for dropping the ball inside the 20-yard line, so he’s certainly good enough to get NFL teams’ attention. And Wing has never made much of a secret that he left his home in Australia and moved to Louisiana to be an athlete, not a student, so he’s likely eager to move on. Wing has been suspended from LSU’s bowl game for violating team rules, which means his college football career is effectively over, even though he’s a third-year sophomore who still has two years of NCAA eligibility remaining.

In this year’s draft, two punters were selected: Jacksonville chose Bryan Anger in the third round, and Carolina chose Brad Nortman in the sixth round. The best guess is that Wing would seem likely to go somewhere lower than Anger but higher than Nortman in the 2013 draft.

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19 Responses to “LSU punter leaving school early for NFL draft”
  1. zacminter7 says: Dec 22, 2012 11:13 AM

    Raiders or jags 1st round pick for sure

  2. annodomini90 says: Dec 22, 2012 11:19 AM

    So Australians potentially drafted into the NFL goes from none to 2 (Jesse Williams) in one draft. I’m pretty happy about that.

    Hopefully this will grow the game a bit more.

  3. husky2score says: Dec 22, 2012 11:23 AM

    “… moved to Louisiana to be an athlete.” I thought punters weren’t athletes?

  4. suprinelolskins says: Dec 22, 2012 11:32 AM

    Comes with a free dingo

  5. mullman76 says: Dec 22, 2012 11:35 AM

    @zacminter- Time to come up with some new Raiders material. Al Davis passed away in 2011 so your trite nonsense is irrelevant.

  6. cletusvandam says: Dec 22, 2012 11:40 AM

    Everyone is looking at you Jacksonville.

  7. staph1nfection says: Dec 22, 2012 11:53 AM

    He’s really good. He single-handedly (or single-leggedly, in this case) won that regular season game against Bama last year.

  8. thechronicjoker says: Dec 22, 2012 12:07 PM

    If Rex Ryan is still in New York next year, this will be his only offenses weapon. And in the first round of the NFL Draft the New York Jets pick…. Brad Wing

  9. latchbeam says: Dec 22, 2012 12:10 PM

    Sea bass part 2

  10. skoobyfl says: Dec 22, 2012 12:11 PM

    The missing link to Buffalo’s road to the Superbowl.

  11. geniusesq says: Dec 22, 2012 12:13 PM

    But he’s a punter

  12. gcsuk says: Dec 22, 2012 12:27 PM

    latchbeam says:
    Dec 22, 2012 12:10 PM
    Sea bass part 2

    Except for the fact that Sea Bass is a place kicker and Wing is a punter, yeah, you’re spot on.

  13. jacunn2000 says: Dec 22, 2012 12:32 PM

    Does anybody really go to LSU for an education?

  14. atlho says: Dec 22, 2012 1:29 PM

    I lol the fool who drafts a punter 3rd round

  15. 13arod says: Dec 22, 2012 1:31 PM

    education is more important stay in school untill you graduated then enter nfl draft

  16. gosuhgo says: Dec 22, 2012 1:44 PM

    lions 6th round. Seriously, our punter is awful.

  17. rajbais says: Dec 22, 2012 2:17 PM

    Rich Eisen Will be wearing his “punters are people” T-shirt now.

  18. rob0527 says: Dec 22, 2012 3:22 PM

    Hey he is that good. We all joke about punters, but a good punter will help out your special teams. He’s worth a 3rd round pick.

  19. tiggerblood says: Dec 23, 2012 1:58 AM

    Field position is everything. Hopefully a team with a good defense drafts this guy.

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