NFL: Louisiana State’s historic draft


Sacred NCAA champion last January, unbeaten, distinguished through many individual trophies, the 2019 generation of Louisiana State (LSU) Tigers shone again, during the draft of the NFL – the annual selection of college players – which just ended. Fourteen representatives of the Louisiana University were indeed selected, including quarterback Joe Burrow, best player of the season, drafted in first position by the Cincinnati Bengals.

This number of 14 selected players is a record equaled since the draft NFL is run over seven selection rounds (in 1994). The LSU Tigers joined the Ohio State Buckeyes, who had achieved a similar performance in 2004. In the modern history of the draft NFL, the record for selected players for a single college is held by the Texas Longhorns, who had seen 17 of their players drafted in 1984, but with 12 selection rounds.

With those 14 players selected, LSU became the first college to have a quarterback, running back and wide receiver selected in the first round of the draft. The five offensive line players have also all been selected. Now all they have to do is shine on the NFL fields.

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