LSU defensive back Jay Ward is entering the 2023 NFL Draft

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LSU defensive back Jay Ward could have played a fifth college season. He won’t.

Ward announced his decision to declare for the 2023 NFL Draft on Wednesday.

“My time in Baton Rouge has been special, but I have reached a point in my career where I have to make a decision about my future,” Ward wrote on social media. “I will be pursuing a lifelong dream and declaring for the 2023 NFL Draft.”

Ward, a three-year starter for the Tigers, played cornerback and safety and is projected as a safety in the NFL. He appeared in 36 career games.

In 2022, Ward totaled 57 tackles, one interception, four passes defended and a fumble recovery he returned for a touchdown.

Ward made 195 tackles, six interceptions and 17 pass breakups in his career.

1 responses to “LSU defensive back Jay Ward is entering the 2023 NFL Draft

  1. Very good player. Extremely good closing speed. Particularly good in the box and hits hard. He did have a few untimely penalties this year, but I attribute that to his aggressive nature, which you cant coach. Dude is a dog and we’ll miss him

    -LSU fan.

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