LSU's Early Entrants to the NFL Draft

Below is a list of LSU Football players who declared to enter the NFL Draft prior to exhausting collegiate eligibility.

Currently, players are eligible to enter the NFL Draft three years following their high school graduating class.

LSU’s Early Entrants to the NFL Draft (since 1990)

Season Player Pos. Round (Pick) NFL Team
1990 Willie Williams TE 9th * Phoenix Cardinals
1995 Eddie Kennison WR 1st (18) St. Louis Rams
1997 Alan Faneca OL 1st (26) Pittsburgh Steelers
2000 Josh Booty QB 6th (172) Seattle Seahawks
2001 Josh Reed WR 2nd (36) Buffalo Bills
Trev Faulk LB Undrafted
2002 LaBrandon Toefield RB 4th (132) Jacksonville Jaguars
2003 Michael Clayton WR 1st (15) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Marquise Hill DE 2nd (63) New England Patriots
Matt Mauck QB 7th (225) Denver Broncos
2006 JaMarcus Russell QB 1st (1) Oakland Raiders
2008 Ricky Jean-Francois DT 7th (244) San Francisco 49ers
2009 Chad Jones S 3rd (76) New York Giants
2010 Patrick Peterson CB 1st (5) Arizona Cardinals
Stevan Ridley RB 3rd (73) New England Patriots
2011 Morris Claiborne CB 1st (6) Dallas Cowboys
Michael Brockers DT 1st (12) St. Louis Rams
Rueben Randle WR 2nd (63) New York Giants
2012 Barkevious Mingo DE 1st (6) Cleveland Browns
Eric Reid S 1st (18) San Francisco 49ers
Kevin Minter LB 2nd (45) Arizona Cardinals
Bennie Logan DT 3rd (67) Philadelphia Eagles
Tyrann Mathieu DB 3rd (69) Arizona Cardinals
Sam Montgomery DE 3rd (95) Houston Texans
Tharold Simon CB 5th (138) Seattle Seahawks
Spencer Ware RB 6th (194) Seattle Seahawks
Chris Faulk OT Undrafted
Michael Ford RB Undrafted
Brad Wing P Undrafted
2013 Odell Beckham Jr. WR 1st (12) New York Giants
Ego Ferguson DT 2nd (51) Chicago Bears
Jeremy Hill RB 2nd (55) Cincinnati Bengals
Jarvis Landry WR 2nd (63) Miami Dolphins
Trai Turner OG 3rd (92) Carolina Panthers
Anthony Johnson DT Undrafted
2014 Jalen Collins CB 2nd (42) Atlanta Falcons
Danielle Hunter DE 3rd (88) Minnesota Vikings
Kwon Alexander LB 4th (124) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2015 Jerald Hawkins OT 4th (123) Pittsburgh Steelers
Rashard Robinson ** CB 4th (133) San Francisco 49ers
2016 Leonard Fournette RB 1st (4) Jacksonville Jaguars
Jamal Adams S 1st (6) New York Jets
Davon Godchaux DT 5th (178) Miami Dolphins
Malachi Dupre WR 7th (247) Green Bay Packers
2017 Donte Jackson DB 2nd (55) Carolina Panthers
Derrius Guice RB 2nd (61) Washington Redskins
Arden Key LB 3rd (87) Oakland Raiders
Will Clapp # OG/C 7th (245) New Orleans Saints
Kevin Toliver II CB Undrafted
Travonte Valentine NT Undrafted
Toby Weathersby OT Undrafted
2018 Devin White LB 1st (5) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Greedy Williams ^ CB 2nd (46) Cleveland Browns
Ed Alexander ^ NT Undrafted
2019 K’Lavon Chaisson LB 1st (20) Jacksonville Jaguars
Justin Jefferson WR 1st (22) Minnesota Vikings
Patrick Queen LB 1st (28) Baltimore Ravens
Clyde Edwards-Helaire RB 1st (32) Kansas City Chiefs
Grant Delpit S 2nd (44) Cleveland Broans
Lloyd Cushenberry III C 3rd (83) Denver Broncos
Jacob Phillips LB 3rd (97) Cleveland Browns
Saahdiq Charles OT 4th (108) Washington Redskins
Thaddeus Moss TE Undrafted
2020 Ja’Marr Chase % WR 1st (5) Cincinnati Bengals
Terrace Marshall Jr. WR 2nd (59) Carolina Panthers
Tyler Shelvin % DT 4th (122) Cincinnati Bengals

* Selected in the ninth round of the 1990 supplemental draft after graduating from LSU with football eligibility remaining. As of the 1990 season, only players who had graduated or exhausted their college eligibility were made available for the supplemental draft. Since 1993, only players who had planned to attend college but for various reasons could not, have been included in the supplemental draft.
** Did not play football in 2015 season, which would have been his junior season.
^ Elected not to play in postseason bowl
# Fulfilled LSU degree requirements with football eligibility remaining prior to entering NFL Draft
% COVID-19 Exception: Opted out of 2020 season due to COVID-19 as a junior; All roster players regardless of classification were eligible for an additional season of collegiate eligibility in 2021.