LSU lost another big playmaker on Monday afternoon, this time on the defensive side of the football when Tyler Shelvin decided to opt out. The news was first reported by Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated.
The Tigers took yet another hit, making it a total of 34 players from last season’s national championship season that are no longer a part of the program. Earlier on Monday, wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase, arguably the top pass catcher in the country, confirmed he was also opting out.
Shelvin burst on to the scene a year ago and became one of the Tigers’ top defensive linemen, finishing the season with 39 tackles, three tackles for loss and a QB hurry from the interior position.