NFL Draft rewind: LSU has put 32 players in the NFL over last five years

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The NFL Draft is just around the corner on May 8th. SDS will take you around the SEC to look at every team and just how many players they have put into the league over the last five years.

LSU keeps putting players in the NFL like a legitimate factory. The Tigers had nine players drafted last year, and they set a record with six defensive players selected in the first three rounds. That’s impressive.

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No doubt the biggest draft position has been defensive back. Tyrann Mathieu, Eric Reid, Morris Claiborne and Patrick Peterson, among others, are all playing well in the NFL.

LSU has put 32 players in the NFL over the last five years:

2013 (9)

Barkevious Mingo, Cleveland (1st round)
Eric Reid, San Francisco (1st round)
Kevin Minter, Arizona (2nd round)
Bennie Logan, Philadelphia (3rd round)
Tyrann Mathieu, Arizona (3rd round)
Sam Montgomery, Houston (3rd round)
Tharold Simon, Seattle (5th round)
Lavar Edwards, Tennessee (5th round)
Spencer Ware, Seattle (6th round)

2012 (5)

Morris Claiborne, Cowboys (1st round)
Michael Brockers, Rams (1st round)
Reuben Randle, Giants (2nd round)
Brandon Taylor, Chargers (3rd round)
Ron Brooks, Bills (4th round)

2011 (6)

Patrick Peterson, Cardinals (1st round)
Kelvin Sheppard, Bills (3rd round)
Stevan Ridley Patriots, RB (3rd round)
Drake Nevis, Colts (3rd round)
Joseph Barksdale, Raiders (3rd round)
Lazarius Levingston, Seahawks (7th round)

2010 (6)

Chad Jones, Giants (3rd round)
Brandon LaFell, Panthers (3rd round)
Perry Riley, Redskins (4th round)
Al Woods, Saints (4th round)
Trindon Holliday, Texans (6th round)
Charles Scott, Eagles (6th round)

2009 (6)

Tyson Jackson, Chiefs (1st round)
Quinn Johnson, Packers (5th round)
Herman Johnson, Cardinals (5th round)
Curtis Taylor, 49ers (7th round)
Demetrius Byrd, Chargers (7th round)
Ricky John-Francois, 49ers (7th round)

Here is every player drafted from all 14 teams over the last five years:

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