No LSU Tigers Taken In The First Round Of The NFL Draft
For only the fourth time since the 2008 NFL Draft, no LSU Tigers were selected in the First Round of the NFL draft. Plenty of mock drafts had one or two Tigers getting selected within the first 32 picks, but it took until the Second Round to hear a Tigers' name get called. When the Second Round did wrap up, three of them had been selected, including running back Derius Guice, who didn’t hear his name called until late in the Second Round.
But Guice wasn't the first LSU star taken, like many mock drafts expected. Defensive Back Donte Jackson was the first Tiger taken, as he went to the Carolina Panthers with the 55th overall pick.
Then the Washington Redskins took Guice with the 59th overall pick. One report says Guice fell in the draft because of immaturity, and showing up late to visits with teams.
Finally, Alexandria native and Wide Receiver D.J. Chark went to the Jacksonville Jaguars with the 61st overall pick. Which reunites him with former LSU standout Leonard Fournette.
Perhaps one of the more interesting picks was LSU’s Arden Key, who at one time was considered a future first round pick, who dropped to the Third Round and was selected by the Oakland Raiders.