The Eight Men Who Made Tiger Stadium Shake

The men sat at the edge of their seats waiting for their name to be called. The majority of them have been  awaiting  this moment since they were children. After all the early morning practices to people telling them they wouldn’t make it in that moment one call made all the difference. This past weekend the National Football League had it’s 2017 draft and 253 young athletes were selected to play for teams across the country. The draft, which was held in Philadelphia since the first time in 1961.  Aired on television from April 27 through April 29.

In the first round, the Cleveland Browns chose Myles Garrett from Texas A&M University. Insiders say he will  be unstoppable next season. One of the analysts, Mike Mayock said Garrett is “good for Cleveland. Good for their fans. That’s the right pick. … He’s got get-off end burst. All-pro ability all day long. If he stays healthy and he cares to be the best, he will be the best.”

Blessings Among Louisiana State University

During the draft, the NFL focused primarily on LSU where not one but eight players were   drafted from Death Valley. LSU was one of the schools with the highest numbers for draft selections. University of Michigan had the highest number of draft selections. A total of 11 players were chosen over the three day event.

Although Michigan beat LSU out with the number of draft picks, Michigan can’t outdo LSU’s fans. There’s nothing like the atmosphere at Tiger Stadium during a home game. First, the team always excels every year even when their former coach Les Miles was fired. But the Tiger fans are unflappable. They are there for the players cheering them on in the rain to showing them love via social media.


LSU Draftees

Round 1, 4th overall: Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars

Round 1, 6th overall: Jamal Adams, New York Jets

Round 1, 27th overall: Tre’Davious White, Buffalo Bills

Round 2, 58th overall: Ethan Pocic, Seattle Seahawks

Round 3, 75th overall: Duke Riley, Atlanta Falcons

Round 3, 107th overall: Kendell Beckwith, Tampa Bay

Round 5, 178th overall: Davon Godchaux, Miami Dolphins

Round 7, 247th overall: Malachi Dupre, Green Bay Packers


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