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Link Gumbo 5/1/17: NFL draft and UFA signings recap

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It was an eventful 2017 NFL draft for the LSU Tigers, who saw a total of nine football players drafted.

We already summarized day one last week, when running back Leonard Fournette, safety Jamal Adams and cornerback Tre’Davious White officially went pro.

But what happened in Day 2 and beyond? A lot.

Quite a lot, actually.

Versatile Tigers’ offensive lineman, Ethan Pocic went to the Seattle Seahawks in the 2nd round at pick No. 58. Geaux 247 released a pretty interesting video on what he’ll contribute to the ‘Hawks O-line.

Line backer Duke Riley went next to the Atlanta Falcons in the 3rd round at pick No. 75. Riley was “flat-out excited” to join the Dirty Birds per the Atlanta Journal, and had a lot of good things to say about the team and its culture.

At pick No. 107 in the 3rd round, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected none other than LSU line backer, Kendell Beckwith. A lot of Bucs fans were confused and maybe even a little upset by the pick, but we’re sure Beckwith will prove his worth quickly in Tampa Bay.

In the final day of the draft, defensive lineman Davon Godchaux was snagged by the Miami Dolphins at pick No. 178 overall in the 5th round. The good people at Sun Sentinel seem to think he’s one of the biggest steals of this year’s draft, and we can concur.

The very last Bayou Bengal to be drafted was wide receiver Malachi Dupre, one of the biggest sleepers at his position in my eyes. Despite many expecting him to be a Day 2 pick, Dupre fell to the 7th round and was picked at No. 247 overall by the Green Bay Packers. He’s ready to put in work for the team immediately, and is pretty hyped about catching passes from the elite Aaron Rodgers.

Despite their names not being called in Philadelphia, eight former Tigers signed with NFL teams.

With this, LSU goes 16-for-17 in the 2017 draft. So it’s another year in the books, and a rather successful one at that.