LSU has 8 defensive players drafted

Associated Press  |  Last updated April 27, 2013
LSU opponents often felt as if they were playing an NFL defense when they faced the Tigers. Turns out, they weren't wrong. The Tigers had eight defensive players selected during the three-day, seven-round NFL draft. LSU defenders started coming off the board Thursday in the first round when outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo went No. 6 to Cleveland; safety Eric Reid also went in the first round, No. 18 to San Francisco. Four more LSU defensive players went Friday night in the second and third rounds, including defensive back Tyrann Mathieu to Arizona. Mathieu sat out last season after failing multiple drug tests. Also taken Friday were: linebacker Kevin Minter (Cardinals); defensive tackle Bennie Logan (Eagles) and defensive end Sam Montgomery (Texans). In Saturday's fifth round, cornerback Tharold Simon (Seattle) and defensive end Lavard Edwards (Tennessee) went in the fifth round. Edwards was the only senior among the group. LSU allowed an average of 307 yards per game last season, only good enough for third in the Southeastern Conference, though one of the best marks in the country. It wasn't all good times for the former LSU players. Simon had some legal troubles during the draft. He was arrested in his hometown of Eunice, La., Thursday night on charges of public intimidation, resisting an officer and a noise violation. He was released on bond. His agent, Peter Schaffer, said he is certain Simon acted appropriately and will be exonerated. Running back Spencer Ware from LSU also was selected in the sixth round by Seattle to give LSU a school-record nine players taken in the draft.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Texans wouldn’t take Jay Cutler’s calls

John Wall lived up to promise to Atlanta celebrities in Game 6

Let’s watch this devastating tackle sum up today’s Old Firm match

WATCH: Texans announce draft pick from space

Report: Four teams were willing to draft Joe Mixon

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Listen to NHL officials who were mic’d up in the first round of the playoffs

WATCH: Actor Michael Ealy butchers Redskins pick announcement

Report: Bills ‘unlikely’ to pick up Sammy Watkins option

Report: Cowboys DE Randy Gregory fails another drug test

Report: Magic want Cavs GM Griffin to run basketball operations

Seven most shocking development from Day 2 of NFL Draft

The 'Beast Mode as a parting gift' quiz

Best of Yardbarker: Don't sleep on the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Our favorite undrafted players of all time

Everything you need for the 2017 NFL Draft

Kicking it: Orlando surges while the Galaxy struggles

Three Up, Three Down: Madison Bumgarner gets grounded

Box Score 4/28: NFL Draft gets younger every year

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'NFL Draft Day is finally upon us' quiz

Most memorable 'NFL Draft weekend drama' stories

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Eastern rivalries take center stage

Marshawn Lynch gives an already-spurned city hometown appeal

College Football News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Best of Yardbarker: Don't sleep on the Stanley Cup Playoffs

The 'Beast Mode as a parting gift' quiz

Everything you need for the 2017 NFL Draft

Our favorite undrafted players of all time

Kicking it: Orlando surges while the Galaxy struggles

Three Up, Three Down: Madison Bumgarner gets grounded

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'NFL Draft Day is finally upon us' quiz

Most memorable 'NFL Draft weekend drama' stories

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Eastern rivalries take center stage

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker