Down goes Alabama: LSU sets new NFL Draft record
In a carryover from the 2019 season and national championship, LSU continued its strong momentum through the NFL Draft.
The Tigers broke Alabama’s record of players taken when they had 13 players selected in the event. Long snapper Blake Ferguson was the latest, picked by the Miami Dolphins, in a slew of picks started by QB Joe Burrow to the Cincinnati Bengals No. 1 overall.
That topped the previous mark set by Alabama in 2018 when the Crimson Tide had 12 players drafted, according to AL.com.
Near the end of the sixth round, LSU was one off the record of 14 set by Ohio State in 2004. The NFL went to seven rounds in 1994.
Among the players on the radar with the remaining picks are TE Thaddeus Moss, TE Stephen Sullivan, LB Michael Divinity, and OG Adrian Magee.
As coach Ed Orgeron noted below, LSU had 5 players taken in the first round Thursday night to set a school record, and another 5 picked in the second and third rounds.
Congratulations to our 5 LSU Tigers drafted in the First Round and on being the first team in the modern era to have their QB, RB and WR drafted in the First Round. Looking forward to seeing more Tigers taken in the Draft tonight! Geaux Tigers
— Coach Ed Orgeron (@Coach_EdOrgeron) April 24, 2020