LSU center Ethan Pocic was the first Tiger off the board Friday, No. 58 overall in the second round.
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Pocic, Riley, Beckwith Among NFL Draft Day 2 Picks

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BATON ROUGE -- LSU Football players continues to be grabbed at a record pace in the 2017 NFL Draft, as three more Tigers were selected in the second and third rounds held Friday night in Philadelphia.

With Leonard Fournette, Jamal Adams and Tre'Davious White each taken in the first round Thursday night, the three-round total of six Tigers drafted matches a school record set in 2013. LSU looks to break its record of nine draftees (2013 and 2014).

The final four rounds of the NFL Draft start Saturday at 11 a.m. CT on ESPN and the NFL Network.

Senior center Ethan Pocic was the first off the board on draft day 2, 58th overall pick (second round) by the Seattle Seahawks.

In the third round, linebackers Duke Riley and Kendell Beckwith heard their names called and will each see familiar faces in their professional destinations.

Riley, a senior from Buras, Louisiana, was the 75th overall selection (third round) by the NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons. Riley will find himself alongside former Tigers linebacker and Super Bowl participant Deion Jones, a second-round pick in 2016 who had a spectacular rookie season with 108 tackles, 14 passes defended and three interceptions with two defensive touchdowns.

Riley was named LSU's Defensive MVP in 2016 after starking all 12 games with 93 tackles including nine behind the line of scrimmage.

Beckwith, also a senior from Clinton, Louisiana, was the final pick of Friday's third round (107th overall) by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He, too, joins a former Tiger coming off a terrific season, as linebacker Kwon Alexander. Alexander, a fourth-round pick of the Bucs in 2015, finished fourth in the NFL with 145 tackles in 2016.

Pocic, a native of Lemont, Illinois, returned for his senior season, graduated in December, and became a First-Team All-American and First-Team All-SEC center. He was a three-year starter on an LSU line that produced 1,000-yard rushes each season. Pocic was the third LSU center selected in the NFL Draft since Louis Williams in 2001.

2017 NFL Draft - Second and Third Rounds

Second Round
33, Packers (From Browns), Kevin King, CB, 6'3", 200, Washington
34, Jaguars (From Seahawks through 49ers), Cam Robinson, OT, 6'6", 322, Alabama
35, Seahawks (From Jaguars), Malik McDowell, DT, 6'6", 295, Michigan St.
36, Cardinals (From Bears), Budda Baker, S, 5'10", 195, Washington
37, Bills (From Rams), Zay Jones, WR, 6'2", 201, East Carolina
38, Chargers, Forrest Lamp, OG, 6'4", 309, Western Kentucky
39, Jets, Marcus Maye, S, 6'0", 210, Florida
40, Panthers, Curtis Samuel, WR, 5'11", 196, Ohio St.
41, Vikings (From Bengals), Dalvin Cook, RB, 5'10", 210, Florida St.
42, Saints, Marcus Williams, S, 6'1", 202, Utah
43, Eagles, Sidney Jones, CB, 6'0", 186, Washington
44, Rams (From Bills), Gerald Everett, TE, 6'3", 239, South Alabama
45, Bears (From Cardinals), Adam Shaheen, TE, 6'6", 278, Ashland
46, Colts, Quincy Wilson, CB, 6'1", 211, Florida
47, Ravens, Tyus Bowser, OLB, 6'3", 247, Houston
48, Bengals (From Vikings), Joe Mixon, RB, 6'1", 226, Oklahoma
49, Redskins, Ryan Anderson, OLB, 6'2", 253, Alabama
50, Buccaneers, Justin Evans, S, 6'0", 199, Texas A&M
51, Broncos, DeMarcus Walker, DE, 6'4", 280, Florida St.
52, Browns (From Titans), DeShone Kizer, QB, 6'4", 233, Notre Dame
53, Lions, Teez Tabor, CB, 6'0", 199, Florida
54, Dolphins, Raekwon McMillan, LB, 6'2", 240, Ohio St.
55, Giants, Dalvin Tomlinson, DT, 6'3", 310, Alabama
56, Raiders, Obi Melifonwu, S, 6'4", 224, Connecticut
57, Texans, Zach Cunningham, LB, 6'3", 234, Vanderbilt
58, Seahawks, Ethan Pocic, C, 6'6", 310, LSU
59, Chiefs, Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE, 6'7", 289, Villanova
60, Cowboys, Chidobe Awuzie, CB, 6'0", 202, Colorado
61, Packers, Josh Jones, S, 6'1", 220, N.C. State
62, Steelers, JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, 6'1", 215, USC
63, Bills (From Falcons), Dion Dawkins, OG, 6'4", 314, Temple
64, Panthers (From Patriots), Taylor Moton, OG, 6'5", 319, Western Michigan

Third Round
65, Browns, Larry Ogunjobi, DT, 6'3", 305, North Carolina Charlotte
66, 49ers, Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, 6'3", 198, Colorado
67, Saints (From 49ers through Bears), Alvin Kamara, RB, 5'10", 214, Tennessee
68, Jaguars, Dawuane Smoot, DE, 6'3", 264, Illinois
69, Rams, Cooper Kupp, WR, 6'2", 204, Eastern Washington
70, Vikings (From Jets), Pat Elflein, C, 6'3", 303, Ohio St.
71, Chargers, Dan Feeney, OG, 6'4", 305, Indiana
72, Titans (From Patriots through Panthers), Taywan Taylor, WR, 5'11", 203, Western Kentucky
73, Bengals, Jordan Willis, OLB, 6'4", 255, Kansas St.
74, Ravens (From Eagles), Chris Wormley, DE, 6'5", 298, Michigan
75, Falcons (From Bills), Duke Riley, LB, 6'0", 232, LSU
76, Saints, Alex Anzalone, LB, 6'3", 241, Florida
77, Panthers (From Cardinals), Daeshon Hall, DE, 6'5", 266, Texas A&M
78, Ravens, Tim Williams, OLB, 6'3", 244, Alabama
79, Jets (From Vikings), ArDarius Stewart, WR, 5'11", 204, Alabama
80, Colts, Tarell Basham, DE, 6'4", 269, Ohio
81, Redskins, Fabian Moreau, CB, 6'0", 206, UCLA
82, Broncos, Carlos Henderson, WR, 5'11", 199, Louisiana Tech
83, Patriots (From Titans), Derek Rivers, DE, 6'4", 248, Youngstown St.
84, Buccaneers, Chris Godwin, WR, 6'1", 209, Penn St.
85, Patriots (From Lions), Antonio Garcia, OT, 6'6", 302, Troy
86, Chiefs (From Vikings through Dolphins), Kareem Hunt, RB, 5'10", 216, Toledo
87, Giants, Davis Webb, QB, 6'5", 229, California
88, Raiders, Eddie Vanderdoes, DT, 6'3", 305, UCLA
89, Texans, D'Onta Foreman, RB, 6'0", 233, Texas
90, Seahawks, Shaquill Griffin, DB, 6'0", 194, Central Florida
91, Rams (From Bills through Chiefs), John Johnson, S, 6'0", 208, Boston College
92, Cowboys, Jourdan Lewis, CB, 5'10", 188, Michigan
93, Packers, Montravius Adams, DT, 6'4", 304, Auburn
94, Steelers, Cameron Sutton, CB, 5'11", 188, Tennessee
95, Seahawks (From Falcons), Delano Hill, SS, 6'1", 216, Michigan
96, Lions (From Patriots), Kenny Golladay, WR, 6'4", 218, Northern Illinois
97, Dolphins (Compensatory Selection), Cordrea Tankersley, CB, 6'1", 199, Clemson
98, Cardinals (Compensatory Selection - From Panthers), Chad Williams, WR, 6'1", 204, Grambling St.
99, Eagles (Compensatory Selection - From Ravens), Rasul Douglas, CB, 6'2", 209, West Virginia
100, Titans (Compensatory Selection - From Rams), Jonnu Smith, TE, 6'3", 248, Florida International
101, Broncos (Compensatory Selection), Brendan Langley, CB, 6'0", 201, Lamar
102, Seahawks (Compensatory Selection), Nazair Jones, DT, 6'5", 304, North Carolina
103, Saints (Compensatory Selection - From Patriots through Browns), Trey Hendrickson, OLB, 6'4", 266, Florida Atlantic
104, 49ers (Compensatory Selection - From Vikings through Chiefs), C.J. Beathard, QB, 6'2", 219, Iowa
105, Steelers (Compensatory Selection), James Conner, RB, 6'1", 233, Pittsburgh
106, Seahawks (Compensatory Selection), Amara Darboh, WR, 6'2", 214, Michigan
107, Buccaneers (Compensatory Selection - Jets), Kendell Beckwith, ILB, 6'2", 243, LSU

 

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