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Group of nine former Tigers hoping to hear their names called this weekend in Cleveland
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Second Round

The second round is set to start in an hour's time with Terrace Marshall and Jabril Cox the most likely candidates to  hear their names called in rounds two and three. Tyler Shelvin and Kary Vincent could very well sneak into the third round as well. 

Here's a look at why and where some of the top remaining LSU prospects might be drafted in the second and third rounds. 

Draft is off and running with a cornerback, a receiver and a running back as Javonte Williams is off to Denver in a trade is among those off the board. Ole Miss receiver Elijah Moore has also been selected by the Jets. 

The Patriots just traded up to draft Alabama defensive lineman Christian Barmore. Bama's Landon Dickerson just drafted by the Eagles as well. 

First Round

The opening selections are set to get started in the next 10 minutes or so with Jacksonville selecting Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence first. Intrigue will really heat up after third overall pick by San Francisco 49ers.

Former LSU legend and current Cleveland Browns star receiver Jarvis Landry walks out with commisioner Roger Goodell to open the draft. 

No. 1 overall- Trevor Lawrence (Jacksonville Jaguars). Of course Lawrence went 0-1 against LSU in his career as the Tigers bested Clemson 42-25 in the 2020 national championship game. 

No. 2 overall- Zach Wilson (New York Jets). Wilson said in multiple interviews how he studied tape on Joe Burrow and his 2019 season, particularly how he scrambled in the pocket to complete passes.

No. 3 overall- Trey Lance (San Francisco 49ers). Lance was teammates with LSU linebacker Jabril Cox for a number of years before opting out of 2020. Lance started 17 games with the Bison in his career.

No. 4 overall- Kyle Pitts (Atlanta Falcons)- Pitts didn't play against LSU in 2020 but is undoubtedly one of the best skills position players in this class.

No. 5 overall- Ja'Marr Chase (Cincinnati Bengals). Well duh. Read more about the reunion between Chase and Burrow here.

No. 6 overall- Jaylen Waddle (Miami Dolphins). Waddle missed most of the 2020 season with an ankle injury but has drawn comparisons to Tyreek Hill. 

No. 7 overall- Penei Sewell (Detroit Lions). 

No. 8 overall- Jaycee Horn (Carolina Panthers)

No. 9 overall- Patrick Surtain (Denver Broncos)

No. 10 overall- DeVonta Smith (Philadelphia Eagles via trade). Heisman winner lands with former teammate Jalen Hurts.

No. 11 overall- Justin Fields (Chicago Bears via trade)

No. 12 overall- Micah Parsons (Dallas Cowboys)

No. 13 overall- Rashawn Slater (Los Angeles Chargers)

No. 14 overall- Alijah Vera-Tucker (New York Jets via trade)

No. 15 overall- Mac Jones (New England Patriots)

No. 16 overall- Zaven Collins (Arizona Cardinals)

No. 17 overall- Alex Leatherwood (Las Vegas Raiders)

No. 18 overall- Jaelan Phillips (Miami Dolphins)

No. 19 overall- Jamin Davis (Washington Football Team)

No. 20 overall- Kadarious Toney (New York Giants)

No. 21 overall- Kwity Paye (Indianapolis Colts)

No. 22 overall- Caleb Farley (Tennessee Titans)

No. 23 overall- Christian Darrisaw (Minnesota Vikings)

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No. 24 overall- Najee Harris (Pittsburgh Steelers)

No. 25 overall- Travis Etienne (Jacksonville Jaguars)

No. 26 overall- Greg Newsome (Cleveland Browns)

No. 27 overall- Rashod Bateman (Baltimore Ravens)

No. 28 overall- Payton Turner (New Orleans Saints)

No. 29 overall- Eric Stokes (Green Bay Packers)

No. 30 overall- Gregory Rousseau (Buffalo Bills)


Here are a few notes provided by LSUsports on what to expect from the first round of the draft:

LSU has had 47 players selected in the first round of the NFL Draft, including a school-record five picked in the 2020 draft.

Dating back to the 2004, LSU has had at least one player picked in the first round in 13 of the last 17 NFL Drafts.

Under head coach Ed Orgeron, the Tigers have had nine players picked in the first round, four of which were Top 10 overall picks.

No. 1 Joe Burrow (2019 – Cincinnati)

No. 4 Leonard Fournette (2016 – Jacksonville)

No. 5 Devin White (2019 – Tampa Bay)

No. 6 Jamal Adams (2016 – NY Jets)

WR Ja'Marr Chase will be LSU's first pick on Thursday night and he will become the eighth wide receiver in LSU history selected in the first round. Chase will likely become the highest drafted wide receiver in school history, bettering the No. 12 selection of Odell Beckham Jr. in 2014.

Heading into Thursday night, 32 players that have played under Ed Orgeron have been picked in the NFL Draft. Of those 32 players, 29 remain on NFL rosters.

Chase and Marshall are the two likeliest candidates to be selected in round one. Chase has been linked to the Cincinnati Bengals, Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions while Marshall has been most linked to the Baltimore Ravens.

Jabril Cox, Tyler Shelvin and JaCoby Stevens are three names that could be called on day two.

Pre Draft Stories to Read

Final LSU Football Mock Draft

How to Watch/Listen LSU 2021 NFL Draft

Ja’Marr Chase Draft Profile

Terrace Marshall Draft Profile

Jabril Cox Draft Profile

JaCoby Stevens Draft Profile

Joe Burrow Update on Ja’Marr Chase Ahead of Draft

Ja'Marr Chase has arrived with his parents in Cleveland: