After the exceptional season, LSU had in 2019, we all knew they would dominate the 2020 NFL Draft, but no one predicted they would be this dominate. The LSU Draft Class was truly one of a kind in 2020.
The Tigers had 14 picks across seven rounds, which tied the Ohio State Buckeyes draft of 2004. With five players taken in the first round, they broke their own record of four from the 2007 draft. Miami Hurricanes had six players taken in 2004 and will hold that record for many years to come.
Here is the full list of players drafted from Baton Rouge.
1st Round LSU Edition
QB – Joe Burrow – Bengals (1st)
Burrow had the best college football season we have ever witnessed. The Heisman winner broke every record he could have and will be an excellent addition to a growing offense in Cincinnati. This is the guy you build your franchise around.
LB – K’Lavon Chaisson – Jaguars (20th)
Chaisson is hungry for the ball. He has acceleration, attacks with purpose, and uses his hands like weapons. The Jags will be stronger for drafting him.
WR – Justin Jefferson – Vikings (22nd)
Jefferson was stellar in 2019, 111 receptions for 1540 yards, and 18 TDs. He is quick, agile and he gets to the ball with ease. Look for him in the endzone a lot in 2020. Great player to replace Stefon Diggs.
LB – Patrick Queen – Ravens (28th)
One of the best LBs in this class. He is strong, fast, and reads the play well. He had 85 tackles in 2019 and will be a force in the NFL with a Ravens defense who is historically good.
RB – Clyde Edwards-Helaire – Chiefs (32nd)
The current Superbowl champs did not miss a lot in 2019. One thing they did was a dominate RB. CEH is that guy. With 215 carries for 1414 yards at an average of 6.6 and 16 TDs, this kid can do anything. Did I mention he also catches the football? He had 55 receptions for 453 yards at an average of 8.3. Wow. The champs just got stronger.
2nd Round LSU Draft Picks
S – Grant Delpit – Browns (44th)
Delpit tracks the ball like no one I have ever seen. He has a solid football IQ and knows where to be at the right time. If he was drafted in 2019, he could’ve been a top-five pick. In 2020 he was exposed as a poor tackler. On the plus side, you don’t need to tackle anyone if you intercept the ball or create a pass breakup and he does both of those exceptionally well.
CB - Kristian Fulton – Titans (61st)
I’m surprised he fell this far, to be honest. Fulton is a true shutdown corner who can tackle, not a lot gets passed him. He has great speed, gets after his man, and reads the play well. The Titans will be better for this draft pick.
3rd Round LSU Edition
OG – Damien Lewis – Seahawks (69th)
The Seahawks had a poor draft and this pick is one of them. Don’t get me wrong, Lewis is a good player but not good enough to be a 3rd round pick. They must see something in him that I do not. He will have his hands full trying to protect the agile Russell Wilson.
C – Lloyd Cushenberry – Broncos (83th)
Cushenberry is a solid Center. He blocks well, has great hand usage, and opens holes for his RB. The Broncos will have a better run game behind him.
LB – Jacob Phillips – Browns (97th)
The third LSU LB had taken in the draft and he is a tackling machine. He had 113 total tackles in 2019. He reads the situation in front of him so well. He gets after the man with the ball and will produce on every down for the Browns when he gets to start. Great pick up.
4th Round LSU Draft Class
OT – Saahdiq Charles – Redskins (108th)
The 6’4” 300-pound OT is a weapon in the line. He uses his length and size to ragdoll players. Strong hands and nimble feet make him a get pick up by the Redskins in the 4th round.
DT – Rashard Lawrence – Cardinals (131st)
Lawrence is a handy weapon to have in your defensive line. He uses his hands well, pushes players aside, and gets into the secondary with ease. He only missed one game for the Tigers in the last three seasons and is a staple at DT.
LS - Blake Ferguson – Dolphins (185th)
Yes, that is right the Dolphins drafted a Long Snapper in the sixth round. I will be honest I did not know a lot about Ferguson until he was drafted, but I like what I see. At 6’4” 230-pound, the 23-year-old looks to have a long career ahead of him. He stood out at the NFL Combine with his eye-popping athletic ability. He ran a 5.07-sec 40-yard dash and a broad jump of 112 inches. Beating some of the WR of the class. Side note, he was the first Long Snapper in SEC history to be named a permanent team captain. The kid shows leadership skills.
TE - Steven Sullivan – Seahawks (251st)
The WR turned TE was a surprising draft pick late in the 7th round. He only played six games in 2019 but recorded 12 receptions for 130 yards at 10.8 yards per. He has solid hands and runs a smooth route. The Seahawks will be happy to help develop this kid.
TE - Thaddeus Moss – Redskins
At the Combine, it was discovered that Moss had a fracture in his right foot. He will undergo surgery and be back to his dominating best in no time. Great UDFA pick-up from the Redskins.
DE - Breiden Fehoko – Chargers
Fehoko is a bit-part player. He will be lucky to see game time with the Chargers.
OT - Badara Traore – Bears
6’7” 320-pound monster. I hope they find a role for him in the NFL. He will be fun to watch.
WR - Derrick Dillon – Giants
A fringe player at best. Shows speed and good hands.
LB - Michael Divinity – Buccs
He Had a massive 2018 and should’ve come out in the 2019 draft. Had off-field issues in 2019 and only played five games. Solid LB but needs to get his head right to find his 2018 form. Good luck to him. It could be the best UDFA we have ever seen.
OG - Adrian Magee – Saints
6’4” 350-pound big boppa.
In 2020 The LSU Edition Had 20 Players Taken In The Draft
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