There were six football players from the Louisiana State University (LSU) Tigers taken in the 2010 NFL Draft. LSU has a rich traditional of football excellence that includes three national titles. Having six athletes taken in the 2010 NFL Draft is on par with the very high standards that head coach Les Miles sets for his football program.
The six LSU football players taken the in 2010 NFL Draft are as follows:
- Chad Jones
- Brandon LaFell
- Perry Riley
- Al Woods
- Trindon Holliday
- Charles Scott
Chad Jones was the first LSU player to come off the board in April of 2010 at the NFL Draft. Jones was selected by the New York Giants in the third round with the 76th overall pick. The New Orleans native who also played baseball in college is a safety by trade and is expected to be of assistance in the Giants secondary right away.
Brandon LaFell also went in the third round of the draft along with teammate Chad Jones. Brandon was picked up by the Carolina Panthers two picks after Jones as the 78th player selected. Brandon is a 6’3″ wide receiver that gained national attention as a 2008 first team All-SEC receiver and originally hails from Houston Texas.
Perry Riley is a linebacker that was one of two LSU players taken in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Riley was chosen by the Washington Redskins with the 103rd overall pick. Riley is from Atlanta Georgia.
Al Woods is a large (6’4″ 314 pounds) defensive tackle from Louisiana State University that the New Orleans Saints were lucky enough to grab in the fourth round with the 123rd pick of the draft. Woods was born in Jennings, Louisiana, played his college ball in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and now looks forward to continuing his professional career in the neighboring city of New Orleans.
Trinton Holliday was the first of two LSU running backs taken in the 6th round of the draft. Holliday landed with the Houston Texas with the 197th overall pick. Fortunately for Holliday the city of Houston is in relatively close proximity to his home town of Zachary, Louisiana.
Three picks after Trinton Holliday was chosen fellow backfield teammate Charles Scott had the distinction of being the final LSU player taken in the 2010 NFL Draft when the Philadelphia Eagles snagged him in the 6th round as the 200th player selected.
Exactly what the future holds for each of these young men remains to be seen. Assuredly head coach Les Miles will be watching intently as he closely follows the professional careers of the athletes he coached.
write by Sherhonda Johnson