3 Best NFL Wide Receivers to Ever Come Out of LSU

By michael obermuller
Two Tigers teammates top the list for LSU wide receiver alumni, they now both play for Cleveland.
Two Tigers teammates top the list for LSU wide receiver alumni, they now both play for Cleveland. / Kirk Irwin/Getty Images
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The LSU wide receiver ranks have gotten deeper and deeper in recent years. There are currently three top NFL alumni in the league at the position, but NFL role players like Dwayne Bowe and Brandon LaFell also stand out among flame-outs like Rueben Randle.

Jacksonville Jaguars DJ Chark is the most recent LSU breakout, and even though he will not make the list below, he might be included on it in a revised version someday. As of 2020, here are the top NFL wide outs to come out of LSU.

3. Eddie Kennison (1996-2008)

Eddie Kennison made more of a name for himself during the back end of his career, with the Chiefs.
Eddie Kennison made more of a name for himself during the back end of his career, with the Chiefs. / Brian Bahr/Getty Images

Eric Martin and Eddie Kennison will have to fight it out for the number three rank. While Martin averaged more in less time in the 80's and 90's (as a 7th round draft pick who exceeded expectations), Kennison had the better totals. The former first-round draft pick of the St. Louis Rams struggled after having a strong rookie season, then he found his stride later on with the Kansas City Chiefs. What is most impressive about his career is his durability, playing into age 35 as a skill position player. Kennison's 8,345 NFL receiving yards are the most by an LSU Tiger, although that record is unlikely to last given the trajectories of the next two players on the list.

2. Jarvis Landry (2014-Present)

Jarvis Landry has resumed his solid career with the Browns, after being traded from Miami.
Jarvis Landry has resumed his solid career with the Browns, after being traded from Miami. / Jason Miller/Getty Images

Overshadowed by Odell Beckham Jr. in college, Jarvis Landry was selected as more of a slot possession receiver in the second round of the NFL Draft. In just six seasons with the Miami Dolphins and Cleveland Browns, Landry already has more NFL receptions than any other LSU graduate. He has topped 1,000 yards three out of the six campaigns, led the NFL with 112 catches in 2017, and has five Pro Bowl selections. He will likely break Kennison's yardage record, already having 6,188, but could also remain second to OBJ in that regard, a familiar feeling for Jarvis throughout his career.

1. Odell Beckham Jr. (2014-Present)

The one-handed catch that made Odell Beckham Jr. famous.
The one-handed catch that made Odell Beckham Jr. famous. / Al Bello/Getty Images

Tigers teammate of Landry, Odell Beckham Jr. was always the better of the two. He was drafted 12th overall by the New York Giants, and lived up to all expectations on the field, surpassing 1,300 yards receiving in each of his first three Pro Bowl-nominated seasons in the NFL. His off-the-field antics were less enjoyable for the Giants organization however, and were the main reason in the decision to trade the phenom. Now reunited with Landry on the Cleveland Browns, OBJ is still considered to be one of the most talented wide receivers in the game today, despite his reduced production in recent years. Already with 6,511 yards and 48 touchdowns just six seasons into his career, not only will Beckham likely break Kennison's record, he should shatter it and become known as the top NFL receiver to ever come out of LSU.


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Michael Obermuller is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Michael also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username king_mizzard. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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