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LSU Rookies Dominating 2020 NFL Draft Class

By David Hayes
Kansas City Chiefs rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire has been on a tear, along with other LSU rookies.
Kansas City Chiefs rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire has been on a tear, along with other LSU rookies. / Jamie Squire/Getty Images
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The 2019-20 LSU Tigers were one of the greatest college football teams we've ever seen. Joe Burrow and company led LSU to a perfect 15-0 record and a College Football Playoff National Championship crown.

Perhaps, to little surprise, after that same LSU team produced five first-round picks and a record-tying 14 total selections in the 2020 NFL Draft, those same talents are already taking flight at the next level.

The No. 1 overall pick and now starting quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals, Burrow, is already leading all rookies in passing yards, while star wideout Justin Jefferson is leading rookies in receiving yards.

As for the defensive side of the ball, linebacker Patrick Queen is also leading rookies in total tackles on the year, and with just a 45-yard rushing game on Monday night in Week 4, Clyde Edwards-Helaire will be leading all rookies in rushing yards as well.

It's always great to see this kind of talent dominating at the next level, especially after the show we all enjoyed during their days in Baton Rouge.


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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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