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Highest NFL Draft Picks in LSU History

By David Hayes
Devin White was selected No. 5 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Devin White was selected No. 5 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. / Andy Lyons/Getty Images
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The LSU Tigers are one of the nation's blue-blood college football programs, playing in the toughest conference in the country. For decades on end, they have sent some outstanding players to the NFL year in and year out.

With yet another loaded crop of pro talent ready to make that leap to the next level later this month, let's take a look at the list of the highest NFL Draft picks in LSU history.

12. Steve Van Buren, HB, No. 5

1944 NFL Draft
Philadelphia Eagles

11. Glenn Dorsey, DT, No. 5

Glenn Dorsey was the fifth overall selection in the 2008 NFL Draft.
Glenn Dorsey was the fifth overall selection in the 2008 NFL Draft. / Al Pereira/Getty Images

2008 NFL Draft
Kansas City Chiefs

10. Patrick Peterson, CB, No. 5

Patrick Peterson is now an eight-time Pro Bowler and three-time First-team All-Pro selection.
Patrick Peterson is now an eight-time Pro Bowler and three-time First-team All-Pro selection. / Elsa/Getty Images

2011 NFL Draft
Arizona Cardinals

9. Devin White, LB, No. 5

Devin White was the fifth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Devin White was the fifth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. / Andy Lyons/Getty Images

2019 NFL Draft
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

8. Leonard Fournette, RB, No. 4

Leonard Fournette was the fourth overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Leonard Fournette was the fourth overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft. / Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

2017 NFL Draft
Jacksonville Jaguars

7. Y. A. Tittle, QB, No. 3

1951 NFL Draft
San Francisco 49ers
*Y. A. Tittle was also initially selected No. 6 overall by the Baltimore Colts in the 1948 NFL Draft, but was later drafted by the 49ers when the franchise folded.

6. Johnny Robinson, HB, No. 3

1960 NFL Draft
Detroit Lions

5. Tyson Jackson, DE, No. 3

Tyson Jackson was the third overall selection in the 2009 NFL Draft.
Tyson Jackson was the third overall selection in the 2009 NFL Draft. / Focus On Sport/Getty Images

2009 NFL Draft
Kansas City Chiefs

4. Jerry Stovall, HB/DB/PR, No. 2

1963 NFL Draft
St. Louis Cardinals

3. Bert Jones, QB, No. 2

1973 NFL Draft
Baltimore Colts

2. Billy Cannon, HB, No. 1

1960 NFL Draft
Los Angeles Rams

1. JaMarcus Russell, QB, Pick No. 1

JaMarcus Russell was the first overall selection in the 2007 NFL Draft.
JaMarcus Russell was the first overall selection in the 2007 NFL Draft. / Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

2007 NFL Draft
Oakland Raiders


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David Hayes is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David Hayes also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username DavidWHayes. 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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