LSU leads all schools with players selected in 2014 NFL Draft

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU tied the school record with nine players selected in the 2014 NFL draft and those nine players taken led the nation with the most from one university.

Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., the Paul Hornung Award winner who broke the school record for all-purpose yards with 2,315, led the way and was picked No. 12 overall by the New York Giants.

Next, three Tigers were taken in the second round.

Defensive lineman Ego Ferguson went at No. 51 overall to the Chicago Bears.

Four picks later, running back Jeremy Hill was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals at No. 55 overall after rushing for more than 2,000 yards and 18 touchdowns in only two seasons.

Then, the second piece of LSU's pair of receivers to go over 1,000 yards in a season, Jarvis Landry, was picked at No. 63 overall by the Miami Dolphins.

Offensive guard Trai Turner was chosen in the third round by the Carolina Panthers at No. 92 overall.

The Denver Broncos picked up linebacker Lamin Barrow, who finished his career with 230 total tackles and 14.5 tackles for loss, in the fifth round at No. 156 overall.

Following reports of a diluted sample at the NFL Combine and coming off knee surgery, quarterback Zach Mettenberger slid to the sixth round and was taken by the Tennessee Titans at No. 178 overall.

Running back Alfred Blue was awarded a fifth year of eligibility by the NCAA, but chose to move to the pro level and was taken by the Houston Texans in the sixth round at No. 181 overall.

Wide receiver James Wright, who excelled on special teams in his senior season, will rejoin teammate Jeremy Hill after being drafted in the seventh round at No. 239 overall to the Cincinnati Bengals.

LSU also had nine players taken in 2013.

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