The Cleveland Browns picked a second former LSU Tiger in the 2020 Draft, selecting linebacker Jacob Phillips in the third round, 97th overall.
After taking Grant Delpit 44th, the Browns called Baton Rouge a second time and took Phillips, the Tigers leading tackler last season. Phillips led LSU with 113 tackles, 56 solo. Over the course of his three year career, Phillips played in 39 games and started 26.
With Phillips selection, LSU has now seen 10 former players drafted. That sets a new program record for most picks in a single draft, breaking the record set in 2013. Joe Burrow, K’Lavon Chaisson, Justin Jefferson, Patrick Queen and Clyde Edwards-Heliare were all first round picks; Delpit and Kristian Fulton were taken in the second round; and Phillips joins Damian Lewis and Lloyd Cushenberry as third round selections.
Cleveland has turned into LSU North in recent years. In addition to Phillips and Delpit, the Browns also have Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry and Greedy Williams on the roster.