2019 LSU makes history with record-setting NFL Draft class
The 2020 NFL Draft is now completed and LSU can say it has done something only one other college team has done in the modern (seven-round) era of the draft. Following the first virtual draft ever, the 2019 LSU team made history by tying the 2004 Ohio State Buckeyes for the most players selected in seven rounds.
With 14 picks, LSU ties 2004 Ohio State with the most draft picks in 7-round NFL Draft history.
— Patrick Schmidt (@PatrickASchmidt) April 25, 2020
Altogether, LSU had 14 players taken throughout the seven rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft. That is quite the feat for Ed Orgeron, the head coach at LSU, who has been with the program since 2016.
Of course, the draft began with an LSU player being selected, with Joe Burrow going No. 1 to the Cincinnati Bengals. Burrow put together a historic season in 2019, throwing for 60 touchdowns and winning the Heisman Trophy.
Besides Burrow, K’Lavon Chaisson, Justin Jefferson, Patrick Queen, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire all heard their names be called in the first round of the NFL Draft. Having five players in the first round alone is an impressive accomplishment for any program.
Then, in the second and third rounds, Grant Delpit, Kristian Fulton, Lloyd Cushenberry, Damien Lewis, and Jacob Phillips represented LSU in the NFL Draft. Prior to the draft, Delpit and Fulton were both considered guys that could’ve also gone in the first round.
To cap off an impressive NFL Draft, LSU had Saahdiq Charles, Rashard Lawrence, Blake Ferguson, and Stephen Sullivan were all selected on the final day of the proceedings. If Thaddeus Moss hadn’t unexpectedly gone undrafted, LSU would have been able to secure the NFL record.
Without a doubt, it was a phenomenal three days for a lot of college programs in the NFL Draft. However, LSU proved that they are back and better than ever by having 14 players selected in this year’s draft.