Three LSU linemen headed to NFL

LSU junior defensive linemen Barkevious Mingo, Sam Montgomery and Bennie Logan, as well as running back Michael Ford, will declare for the 2013 NFL draft, the team confirmed Monday.

The 6-foot-5, 240-pound Mingo recently was rated as the No. 5 overall draft prospect by Scouts, Inc. and as the second-best junior defensive end by ESPN's NFL draft Insider Mel Kiper Jr.

The 6-foot-4, 245-pound Montgomery, a defensive end, was ranked 18th overall by Scouts, Inc., while Logan was rated by Kiper as the fifth-best defensive tackle among juniors.

Mingo, Montgomery and Logan join a mass exodus of draft-eligible juniors from LSU, which also will lose safety Eric Reid, linebacker Kevin Minter, cornerback Tharold Simon and running back Spencer Ware.

Ford, also a junior, tallied 1,394 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns in his LSU career.

Information from ESPN's Joe Schad and GeauxTigerNation's Gary Laney was used in this report.