NFL Draft rewind: LSU’s five-year recap

LSU had a record number of underclassmen declare for the NFL Draft this year – 10 in all, and at least three of them are projected to be first-round picks in Sam Montgomery, Barkevious Mingo and Kevin Minter.

Over the last five years, LSU has had 30 players drafted, and none of them are better than Patrick Peterson.

2012 (5)

2011 (6)

2010 (6)

2009 (6)

2008 (7)

Best Pro: One of the most electrifying SEC players to ever suit up was former corner Patrick Peterson. Formally known as Patrick Johnson, unlike many other five-star players exiting high school, Peterson lived up to all the hype and more. Not only is he a sick cover corner, but he’s also one the best punt returners in the league. He’s combined for 111 tackles and nine INTs in two seasons in the league, along with returning 95 punts for 1,125 yards and four touchdowns. Peterson could be the best overall player to come out of LSU, ever.

Most Disappointing Pro: As a former can’t-miss defensive tackle out of college and former first-round pick, Glenn Dorsey certainly hasn’t lived up to the hype. In five seasons, Dorsey has totaled 159 tackles with just four sacks. Dorsey only played in four games in ‘12, making just seven tackles, and was placed on injury reserve to finish the season. Dorsey certainly hasn’t turned out to be a fraction of the player we all thought he would be exiting LSU.

Photo Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

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