LSU had its first offensive linemen selected as Damien Lewis was picked in the third round, 69th overall, by the Seattle Seahawks.
Lewis, a two year starter, came to LSU after transferring from Northwest Mississippi Community College. He started all 28 games in his two years in Baton Rouge and was named Second-Team All-SEC and made The Athletic’s All-America Team.
Seattle head coach Pete Carroll and Ed Orgeron are still very close going back to their days at USC so its not surprising to see Carroll use that connection.
Lewis was the third former Tiger to hear his name called Friday night: Grant Delpit and Kristian Fulton both were drafted in the second round. LSU has eight former players picked, the most of any school. Joe Burrow, K’Lavon Chaisson, Justin Jefferson, Patrick Queen and Clyde Edwards-Heliare were all picked in the first round; Grant Delpit and Kristian Fulton both went in the second round.