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Two Tigers selected in the Top 10

April 28, 2017 - 9:27 am
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For the first time since 2007, two LSU players were selected within the first six picks of the NFL draft. Running back Leonard Fournette was the fourth overall selection to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Two picks later, the New York Jets took safety Jamal Adams.
 
In 2007, LSU also had two players taken within the first six picks. JaMarcus Russell went number one to the Oakland Raiders and LaRon Landry was drafted by the Washington Redskins at number six.  


With the number 11 overall pick, the Saints drafted a cornerback they desperately needed. Ohio State's Marshon Lattimore, who was expected to be a top 10 pick, but there was a run of offensive players early in the first round.
 
Lattimore played in 19 games at Ohio State, ran a 4.3 at the combine. He had four interceptions last season. He's considered the top cornerback in the draft, but he's had hamstring issues. 
 
A third LSU player was taken in the first round of the draft when Buffalo with the 27th pick selected cornerback Tre'Davious White. White had six interceptions during his LSU career and also returned three punts for a touchdown.  
 
New Orleans closed out the first round by selecting Wisconsin offensive tackle Ryan Ramczyk. Scouts believe he can be a consistent run and pass blocker. Had only one holding call on him last season with the Badgers. Only the second offensive lineman drafted in the 1st round.
 
Former West Monroe and Alabama star Cam Robinson was not drafted on Thursday, but should go early in the second round.  
 

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