Led by Heisman Trophy quarterback Joe Burrow going No. 1 overall to the Cincinnati Bengals, LSU set the school record for the most first round draft picks in school history with five picked on Thursday night during the opening round of the NFL Draft.The five first round picks were the most of any school in college football this year and just one shy of tying the all-time mark of six set by Miami 2004.
- Round 1, Pick 1- Bengals; QB Joe Burrow
- Round 1, Pick 20- Jaguars; LB K'Lavon Chaisson
- Round 1, Pick 22- Vikings; WR Justin Jefferson
- Round 1, Pick 28- Ravens; LB Patrick Queen
- Round 1, Pick 32; Chiefs; RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire
The five first round picks beat out the previous LSU mark of four set in 2007 when quarterback JaMarcus Russell, safety LaRon Landry, and wide receivers Dwayne Bowe and Craig Davis were all picked in the first round.
Burrow became the third LSU Tiger selected No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft, joining running back Billy Cannon in 1960 by the Los Angeles Rams and Russell in 2007, who was picked by the Oakland Raiders.
Burrow is the 20th player in SEC history to be selected No. 1 overall and the first for the league since Myles Garrett (Texas A&M) in 2017.
LSU's five first round draft picks on Thursday night was as many as any other conference – The Big Ten and Big 12 also had five first round draft picks.