16 former Louisiana players taken in NFL Draft

2017 NFL Draft

16 former Louisiana high school football players were taken in the 2017 NFL Draft that was held in Philadelphia.  Louisiana and Ohio had the fifth most players taken with Georgia leading the way with 29, followed by Florida with 27.

St. Augustine alum Leonard Fournette was the highest pick at No. 4. Jacksonville chose the former LSU running back, who was High School Football America’s National Player of the Year in 2013.

John Curtis had two players drafted — linebacker Duke Riley at No. 75 by the Atlanta Falcons and wide receiver Malachi Dupre at No. 247 by Green Bay.  Both players played at LSU.

2017 NFL Draft – Louisiana High School Picks

Draft Position – Team – Player – Position – College – High School

#4 Jacksonville – Leonard Fournette, RB – LSU – St. Augustine (Louisiana)

#27 Buffalo – Tre’Davious White, CB – LSU – Green Oaks (Louisiana)

#34 Jacksonville – Cam Robinson, OT – Alabama – West Monroe (Louisiana)

#75 Atlanta – Duke Riley, LB – LSU – John Curtis (Louisiana)

#78 Baltimore – Tim Williams, LB – Alabama – University Lab (Louisiana)

#82 Denver – Carlos Henderson, WR – Louisiana Tech – McDonogh 35 (Louisiana)

#98 Arizona – Chad Williams, WR – Grambling – Madison Prep (Louisiana)

#107 Tampa Bay – Kendall Beckwith, LB – LSU – East Feliciana (Louisiana)

#169 Houston – Treston Decoud, CB – Oregon State – Lakeshore (Louisiana)

#177 San Francisco – Trent Taylor, WR – Louisiana Tech – Evangel Christian (Louisiana)

#178 Miami – Davon Godchaux, DT – LSU- Plaquemine (Louisiana)

#188 NY Jets – Elijah McGuire, RB – Louisiana Lafayette – Vandebilt Catholic (Louisiana)

#189 LA Rams – Tanzel Smart, DT – Tulane – Scottlandville (Louisiana)

#191 Dallas – Xavier Woods, S – Louisiana Tech – West Monroe (Louisiana)

#207 Cincinnati – Brandon Wilson, CB – Houston – Calvary Academy (Louisiana)

#247 Green Bay – Malachi Dupre, WR – LSU – John Curtis (Louisiana)

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