The LSU Tigers are coming off a 15-0 regular season, and a National Championship win. Their 2019 season was one of the greatest seasons in the modern era of college football, and this year the Tigers have a lot of players entering the draft.
In the past five years, only four players were drafted in the first round and seven in the second round. The most LSU players selected in the first round was 4, in 2007. With the upcoming draft, here are some potential picks watch.
Joe Burrow, QB
Burrow is predicted to be drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals as the No. 1 overall pick. Burrow grew up in Athens, Ohio, and Bengals' fans are excited to have the quarterback if he does go at the No. 1 spot. Burrow transferred to LSU from Ohio State as a graduate student in 2018 to get some playing time under his belt.
During the 2019 season, Burrow won the Heisman along with four other trophies. By the end of the 2019 season, Burrow broke two NCAA single-season records with 60 touchdown passes and 65 touchdowns.
K'Lavon Chaisson, OLB
Chaisson is expected to be a first-round No. 16 pick by the Atlanta Falcons. He got a scholarship to LSU after following a friend to a football camp. Chaisson tore his ACL in the season opener in 2018. In 2019, he donned the No. 18 jersey for LSU.
Justin Jefferson, WR
Jefferson is predicted to be drafted in the low or high 20s. He could be drafted by the New Orleans Saints with their No. 24 pick or go even lower and be selected at No. 21 by the Philadelphia Eagles. There is also a chance that he could get an offer from the Las Vegas Raiders at pick No. 19.
In 2019, he led the Tigers in receptions. His combined results are as follows: 4.43 seconds in the 40-yard dash, vertical jump at 37.5 inches and broad jump at 126 inches.
Patrick Queen, LB
The Baltimore Ravens need a linebacker and might draft Queen in the first round. Queen would go 28 overall if the Ravens selected him.
Queen totaled 77 tackles in the 2019 season. He ran a 4.5-second 40-yard dash in the combine. His vertical jump is 35 inches with a 125-inch broad jump. He bench-pressed 18 reps.
Lloyd Cushenberry III, OL
The San Francisco 49ers may draft Cushenberry at No. 31 overall. Cushenberry also received the No. 18 jersey for LSU. NCAA rules required him to keep his old jersey number, so he wore a No. 18 patch on his jersey instead. Cushenberry ran a 5.27-second 40-yard dash and bench pressed 25 reps at the combine.
Kristian Fulton, CB
The Carolina Panthers may pick Fulton in the second round, which would fall at No. 38 in the draft lineup. If the Panthers pass on Fulton, he may be drafted by the Tennessee Titans with pick No. 61.
In the 2019 season, he totaled 38 tackles, 28 solo tackles, 10 assist tackles and 14 passes defended.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB
If Edwards-Helaire does not go earlier in the draft, then the Tampa Bay Buccaneers may draft him with their second-round pick at No. 45.
In the 2019 season, he accumulated 1,304 rushing yards and was second in the SEC for rushing yards. He led the SEC with 16 rushing touchdowns. He was named LSU's MVP at the team's award banquet. In the combine, Edwards-Helaire ran a 4.6-second 40-yard dash, bench pressed 15 reps, had a vertical jump of 39.5 inches and a broad jump recorded at 123 inches.
The 2020 NFL Draft will be online instead of an extravagant event in Las Vegas. You can catch the draft on television or on livestream. It will start Thursday, April 23, at 8 p.m. with round one. Round two and three will premiere Friday, April 24, at 7 p.m. Rounds 4-7 will be held Saturday, April 25, at noon. All these times are Eastern.