More LSU Football records, an SEC record and teammates staying together: Day Two of the 2020 NFL Draft

 For those fans who have missed seeing their LSU Tigers on the big screen, Day Two of the 2020 NFL Draft was full of familiar faces as five more Tigers made it to the big leagues. 

After round three, the Tigers have 10 former players who have been drafted, setting the school record for most players selected in the draft. 

Check out who the newest New Orleans Saints are as well. 

NFL Draft Round 2

Grant Delpit || Pick No. 44 || Cleveland Browns 

The first Tiger to go off the board in the second round was safety Grant Delpit as the No. 44 overall pick to the Cleveland Browns. Delpit suffered a high ankle sprain in October 2019 in the game against Auburn. After a stellar 2018 season where he was considered an all-around safety Delpit donned the respected No. 7 in the 2019 season. 

Delpit recorded 120 solo tackles, seven sacks, eight interceptions and two fumble recoveries in his 40 games at LSU. Delpit was awarded the 2019 Thorpe Award for the best defensive back in college football, making him the third LSU player to receive the award. He is known for being named a 2019 First-Team All-American and a 2019 Consensus All-American, along with many other awards from the 2018 and 2019 seasons. 

Delpit will join a group of former Tigers in Cleveland like Greedy Williams, Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. 

Kristian Fulton || Pick No. 61 || Tennessee Titans

The seventh Tiger’s name to come off the board was Kristian Fulton, who is headed to the Tennessee Titans. ESPN ranked Fulton as a four-star prospect while he was known as the No. 3 cornerback in his 2016 class. 

Fulton accumulated 38 tackles, 28 solo tackles, and 14 passes defended in his 2019 season with the Tigers. The six-foot, 197-pound CB recorded a 4.46 time in the 40-yard dash tied for 10th in cornerbacks. After adding National Champion to his resume, to also was named Second-team All-SEC. 

NFL Draft Round 3

Damien Lewis || Pick No. 69 || Seattle Seahawks 

First to go in the third round from LSU was right guard, Damien Lewis. Lewis transferred to LSU his junior season from Northwest Mississippi Community College after receiving no college offers to play after high school. 

Lewis started all 28 games of his career at LSU despite injuring his ankle during the first quarter of the CFP semifinals against Oklahoma in 2019. He returned to help the Tigers win the National Championship. 

Lloyd Cushenberry III || Pick No. 83 || Denver Broncos

While he was expected to go sooner, the Denver Broncos selected Lloyd Cushenberry III, center, at overall pick No. 83. Cushenberry was given the honor to be the first offensive lineman to wear the No. 18 at LSU, which is for a player that best represents an LSU football player on and off the field. Unfortunately, the NCAA required him to keep his former No. 79. He instead wore a patch with No. 18 on it. 

Cushenberry was a crucial member of the 2019 Joe Moore Award-Winning-O-line, an award given to the nation’s top offensive line unit. In 2019, he earned the second-team All-American honors. Cushenberry started in the final 28 of his 39-game-career at LSU.

Cushenberry ran a 5.27 in the 40-yard dash and bench pressed 25 reps at the 2020 NFL Combine. 

Jacob Phillips || Pick No. 93 || Cleveland Browns

Jacob Phillips, linebacker, will join teammate Grant Delpit in Cleveland as the Browns No. 93 overall pick. 

Phillips was a two-year starter at LB which led LSU with 113 tackles in the 2019 season. He started in 26 of his 39 games as a Tiger. He was also ranked No. 7 in the league in tackles per game sitting at 7.5. Phillips accounted for 218 career tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, two sacks and an interception. 

Phillip’s addition to the NFL this year sets a school record for most players selected in the draft with 10. He also makes the mark as the fifth former Tiger playing for the Browns. 

No. 74 || New Orleans Saints || Zack Baun 

Trading up to No. 74 from the Cleveland Browns, the New Orleans Saints selected LB Zack Baun from Wisconsin. 

Baun suffered a foot injury during the 2017 preseason that ended his regular season but came back to play two more years for the Badgers. Despite never playing a defensive snap until college, Baun became a two-year starter and worked to become one of the nation’s top linebackers in his senior year. He recorded 19.5 tackles for loss, 76 total tackles, including 12.5 sacks. 

No. 105 || New Orleans Saints || Adam Trautman

Trading up from the Minnesota Vikings, the New Orleans Saints selected Adam Trautman, a tight end, from Dayton. 

Trautman set the school record with 178 receptions and 2,295 receiving yards. Trautman is a 2019 First Team AP FCS All-American.

Trautman is the highest-drafted Dayton player in school history. While one player from Dayton is currently on the Giant’s roster, he has not played in a game, meaning Dayton could be the first Dayton Flyer since 1975 to play in the NFL. 

As Day Two comes to a close, the SEC finished round three with 40 selections in the 2020 draft. This number is tied for most selections by a conference through the first four rounds previously set by the SEC in 2013. 

The final day of the draft will consist of rounds 4-7 to begin airing at noon, ET, April 25.