LSU didn’t have to wait long to add to its list of Tigers taken in the NFL Draft as Washington took Saahdiq Charles with the second pick of the fourth round, 108th overall.
Prior to the draft’s third day starting Washington traded longtime starting left tackle Trent Williams to San Francisco. That undoubtedly opened the door for the Redskins to take Charles.
Charles had an up and down career at LSU, missing games for various reasons. Last season Charles was suspended for six games at various points of the season; in 2018, Charles missed three games due to injury; and as a freshman Charles played in all 13 games, starting seven at left tackle, one at right tackle and one at right guard.
Charles is the third member of the offensive line that won the Joe Moore Award to be drafted. Former guard Damien Lewis, Seattle, and center Lloyd Cushenberry, Denver, were both picked in the third round.
With Charles being drafted by Washington, LSU has now had 11 players drafted, the most in school history. Joe Burrow, K’Lavon Chaisson, Justin Jefferson, Patrick Queen and Clyde Edwards-Helaire were all first round picks. Grant Delpit, Kristian Fulton were picked in the second round, and Jacob Phillips was also picked in the third round.