LSU football offensive lineman Anthony Bradford has declared for the 2023 NFL Draft, he announced on Instagram Friday.
Bradford played in 13 games and started in 12 for the Tigers this season. He spent most of this season as LSU’s starting right guard while also playing some left tackle. “I am excited to take it to another level,” Bradford wrote.
LSU’s offensive line would have welcomed Bradford back for another season, but his departure doesn’t cripple the unit for 2023.
The remaining key contributors on the Tigers’ offensive front are all expected to return, including guard Garrett Dellinger, center Charles Turner, right tackle Emery Jones, left tackle Will Campbell and guard Miles Frazier. LSU also added five-star signee Zalance Heard, four-star signees DJ Chester and Tyree Adams and three-star signee Paul Mubenga from the high school ranks. But without Bradford, and with Cam Wire, Xavier Hill, Marcus Dumervil leaving through the transfer portal, LSU lost a swath of its depth this offseason. The incoming freshmen will help supplement it, but don’t be surprised if the Tigers decide to dip into the transfer portal for a solution.