Star MSU LB headed to NFL Draft

Star MSU LB headed to NFL Draft
Erroll Thompson reacts to sacking John Rhys Plumlee in the 2019 Egg Bowl. (Source: Josh Berrian)

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WLBT) - Mississippi Stateโ€™s top defensive player is headed to the NFL.

Linebacker Erroll Thompson announced he will enter the NFL Draft after five years in Starkville.

Thompson emerged as a star for the Bulldogs defense since earning a starting role as a Freshman.

โ€œI was blessed to be surrounded by many great people that helped me reach this point and am grateful for each of you,โ€ he wrote.

He nearly left early for the draft before deciding to stay in Starkville for the 2020 season, after the hiring of head coach Mike Leach.

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