White and Williams Look to be First-Round Draft Picks

by Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette)
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White and Williams Look to be First-Round Draft Picks

BATON ROUGE – Linebacker Devin White and cornerback Greedy Williams will look to add to LSU’s list of first round draft picks when the 2019 NFL Draft gets underway on Thursday evening in Nashville.

LSU Draft History

Coverage of the first round of the NFL Draft begins at 7 p.m. CT on Thursday. The first round will be televised on ABC, ESPN, and the NFL Network.

Rounds two of three of the draft will take place on Friday starting at 6 p.m. with the final four rounds of the draft being held on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. ABC, ESPN and the NFL Network will provide coverage on Friday and Saturday.

LSU enters the 2019 NFL Draft with 41 all-time draft picks with running back Leonard Fournette, safety Jamal Adams and cornerback Tre’Davious White being the school’s most recent first round selections in 2017.

On Thursday night, White and Williams will be on hand in Nashville as two of the 23 players confirmed to be on location for the first round. LSU head coach Ed Orgeron will also be in attendance with White and Williams.

White, LSU’s first winner of the Butkus Award in 2018, is expected to be one of the first players off the board as he’s projected to go as high as No. 5. White, who capped his career as a two-time All-America and All-Southeastern Conference selection, recorded 286 tackles, 29 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks during his three years with the Tigers.

White earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors six times during his career and was twice named a permanent team captain as well as being a two-time recipient of the Charles McClendon Award which goes annually to LSU’s most valuable player.

Williams, a two-year starter at cornerback for the Tigers, is expected to become the sixth LSU defensive back to be selected in the first round since the 2011 draft when Patrick Peterson was taken fifth overall.

Williams, a finalist for the Thorpe Award in 2018, earned first team All-America honors in 2018 after being selected as a third team All-America as a redshirt freshman in 2017. Williams had six interceptions in 2017 to lead the SEC and then followed that with two interceptions and 11 pass breakups in 2018.

He finished his two-year career with the Tigers with 71 tackles, 20 pass breakups and eight interceptions.

Other NFL Draft hopefuls for LSU over the three-day span include: tight end Foster Moreau, running back Nick Brossette, safety John Battle, placekicker Cole Tracy, offensive lineman Garrett Brumfield and defensive lineman Ed Alexander.

2019 NFL Draft TV Schedule

Round 1 – Thurs., April 26, 7 p.m. CT (ABC, ESPN, NFL Network)
Rounds 2-3 – Fri., April 27, 6 p.m. CT (ABC, NFL Network)
Rounds 4-8 – Sat., April 28, 11 a.m. CT (ABC, ESPN, NFL Network)

2019 NFL First-Round Draft Order (as of Thurs., 4:20 p.m. CT)

Round 1
1. Arizona Cardinals
2. San Francisco 49ers
3. New York Jets
4. Oakland Raiders
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6. New York Giants
7. Jacksonville Jaguars
8. Detroit Lions
9. Buffalo Bills
10. Denver Broncos
11. Cincinnati Bengals
12. Green Bay Packers
13. Miami Dolphins
14. Atlanta Falcons
15. Washington Redskins
16. Carolina Panthers
17. New York Giants (from Cleveland Browns)
18. Minnesota Vikings
19. Tennessee Titans
20. Pittsburgh Steelers
21. Seattle Seahawks
22. Baltimore Ravens
23. Houston Texans
24. Oakland Raiders (from Chicago Bears)
25. Philadelphia Eagles
26. Indianapolis Colts
27. Oakland Raiders (from Dallas Cowboys)
28. Los Angeles Chargers
29. Seattle Seahawks (from Kansas City Chiefs)
30. Green Bay Packers (from New Orleans Saints)
31. Los Angeles Rams
32. New England Patriots