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Dorsey Continues Trend of LSU First-Round Picks; No. 5 Overall

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Dorsey Continues Trend of LSU First-Round Picks; No. 5 Overall

NEW YORK — On Saturday at Radio City Music Hall, LSU All-America defensive tackle Glenn Doresy became the 30th first-round pick in school history when he was selected No. 5 overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL Draft.

Doresy, the most decorated defensive player in LSU football history, extended to five years a streak of Tigers picked in the first round.

In 2007, four Tigers were taken in the first round including No. 1 pick JaMarcus Russell by the Oakland Raiders. All four — Russell, LaRon Landry (Washington Redskins), Dwayne Bowe (Chiefs) and Craig Davis (San Diego Chargers) — became rookie starters.

The seven-round draft continues throughout the afternoon today and continues on Sunday live on ESPN

2008 NFL Draft Order
First Round
1. Miami – Jake Long (OT, Michigan)
2. St. Louis – Chris Long (DE, Virginia)
3. Atlanta – Matt Ryan (QB, Boston College)
4. Oakland – Darren McFadden (RB, Arkansas)
5. Kansas City Chiefs – Glenn Dorsey (DT, LSU)
6. NY Jets – Vernon Gholston (DE, Ohio St.)
7. New Orleans (from San Francisco through New England) – Sedrick Ellis (DT, USC)
8. Jacksonville (from Baltimore) – Derrick Harvey (DE, Florida)
9. Cincinnati – Keith Rivers (LB, USC)
10. New England (from New Orleans) – Jerod Mayo (ILB, Tennessee)
11. Buffalo – Leodis McKelvin (CB, Troy)
12. Denver – Ryan Clady (OT, Boise St.)
13. Carolina – Jonathan Stewart (RB, Oregon)
14. Chicago – Chris Williams (OT, Vanderbilt)
15. Kansas City (from Detroit) – Branden Albert (OG, Virginia)
16. Arizona – Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (CB, Tennessee St.)
17. Detroit (from Minnesota through Kansas City) – Gosder Cherilus (OT, Boston College)
18. Baltimore (from Houston) – Joe Flacco (QB, Delaware)
19. Carolina (from Philadelphia) – Jeff Otah (OT, Pittsburgh)
20. Tampa Bay – Agib Talib (CB, Kansas)
21. Atlanta (from Washington) – Sam Baker (OT, USC)
22. Dallas (from Cleveland) – Felix Jones (RB, Arkansas)
23. Pittsburgh –  Rashard Mendenhall (RB, Illinois)
24. Tennessee – Chris Johnson (RB, East Carolina)
25. Dallas (from Seattle) – Mike Jenkins (CB, South Florida)
26. Houston (from Jacksonville through Baltimore) – Duane Brown (OT, Virginia Tech)
27. San Diego – Antoine Cason (CB, Arizona)
28. Seattle (from Dallas) – Lawrence Jackson (DE, USC)
29. San Francisco (from Indianapolis) – Kentwan Balmer (DT, North Carolina)
30. NY Jets (from Green Bay) – Dustin Keller (TE, Purdue)
31. NY Giants – Kenny Phillips (S, Miami)