Leonard Fournette was the No. 4 overall pick in Thursday's first round.
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Fournette, Adams, White Selected in NFL Draft

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BATON ROUGE -- For the second time in the common-draft era, three LSU Football players were selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.

Running back Leonard Fournette was the fourth overall pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Safety Jamal Adams was taken two picks later by the New York Jets at No. 6, and cornerback Tre'Davious White was the third Tiger take in Thursday night's opening round - No. 27 overall by the Buffalo Bills.

LSU's NFL Draft History

LSU had four players selected in the 2007 first round and three in 1951.

Fournette, a junior who set LSU's single-season rushing record during his sophomore season, was the highest Tiger taken in the draft since defensive end Tyson Jackson was No. 3 overall in 2009.

Adams, a junior from Lewisville, Texas, became the highest-drafted LSU safety in the common era. His father, George Adams, was also a first-round pick in the 1985 NFL Draft.

White returned to LSU for his season season in 2016 and became a first-round pick. The shut-down corner and punt returner gave LSU - know as "DBU" - a pair of first-round DB's for the first time in the common era.

LSU, which had more players on NFL active rosters than any college in 2016, showed no signs of relinquishing that title in 2017. As many as 10 more Tigers could hear their name called in this year's draft.

The seven-round NFL draft continues on Friday at 6 p.m. CT with the second and third rounds. Rounds 4-7 will be held Saturday starting at 11 a.m. CT.


2017 NFL Draft - First Round

PICK, TEAM, PLAYER , POS, HT, WT, COLLEGE
1, Browns, Myles Garrett, DE, 6'4", 272, Texas A&M
2, Bears (From 49ers), Mitchell Trubisky, QB, 6'2", 222, North Carolina
3, 49ers (From Bears), Solomon Thomas, DE, 6'3", 273, Stanford
4, Jaguars, Leonard Fournette, RB, 6'0", 240, LSU
5, Titans (From Rams), Corey Davis, WR, 6'3", 209, Western Michigan
6, Jets, Jamal Adams, S, 6'0", 214, LSU
7, Chargers, Mike Williams, WR, 6'4", 218, Clemson
8, Panthers, Christian McCaffrey, RB, 5'11", 202, Stanford
9, Bengals, John Ross, WR, 5'11", 188, Washington
10, Chiefs (From Bills), Patrick Mahomes, QB, 6'2", 225, Texas Tech
11, Saints, Marshon Lattimore, CB, 6'0", 193, Ohio St.
12, Texans (From Browns through Eagles), Deshaun Watson, QB, 6'2", 221, Clemson
13, Cardinals, Haason Reddick, LB, 6'1", 237, Temple
14, Eagles (From Vikings), Derek Barnett, DE, 6'3", 259, Tennessee
15, Colts, Malik Hooker, S, 6'1", 206, Ohio St.
16, Ravens, Marlon Humphrey, CB, 6'0", 197, Alabama
17, Redskins, Jonathan Allen, DE, 6'3", 286, Alabama
18, Titans, Adoree' Jackson, CB, 5'10", 186, USC
19, Buccaneers, O.J. Howard, TE, 6'6", 251, Alabama
20, Broncos, Garett Bolles, OT, 6'5", 297, Utah
21, Lions, Jarrad Davis, LB, 6'1", 238, Florida
22, Dolphins, Charles Harris, OLB, 6'3", 253, Missouri
23, Giants, Evan Engram, TE, 6'3", 234, Mississippi
24, Raiders, Gareon Conley, CB, 6'0", 195, Ohio St.
25, Browns (From Texans), Jabrill Peppers, S, 5'11", 213, Michigan
26, Falcons (From Seahawks), Takkarist McKinley, DE, 6'2", 250, UCLA
27, Bills (From Chiefs), Tre'Davious White, CB, 5'11", 192, LSU
28, Cowboys, Taco Charlton, DE, 6'6", 277, Michigan
29, Browns (From Packers), David Njoku, TE, 6'4", 246, Miami
30, Steelers, T.J. Watt, OLB, 6'4", 252, Wisconsin
31, 49ers (From Seahawks through Falcons), Reuben Foster, LB, 6'0", 229, Alabama
32, Saints (From Patriots), Ryan Ramczyk, OT, 6'6", 310, Wisconsin

 

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