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Former LSU Tiger Grant Delpit tears Achilles, will miss rookie season

Delpit was taken by the Cleveland Browns with the No. 44 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Credit: AP
LSU safety Grant Delpit holds the trophy as quarterback Joe Burrow, left, and linebacker Patrick Queen look on after a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game against Clemson, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. LSU won 42-25. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

NEW ORLEANS — NFL Safety Grant Delpit, a key piece of LSU's National Championship winning defense, will miss his rookie season after tearing his Achilles tendon.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said the injury was confirmed by an MRI.

Delpit was taken by the Cleveland Browns with the No. 44 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Delpit won the Jim Thorpe Award for best defensive back in college football during his time at LSU.