NEW ORLEANS—Turns out that the 2010 edition of the LSU Tigers were really talented.
One day after cornerback Patrick Peterson was selected 5th overall by the Arizona Cardinals, 4 more Tigers were selected in round 3.
LSU's leading tackler linebacker Kelvin Sheppard was the 66th pick overall to Buffalo. 7 picks later, the New England Patriots drafted LSU's leading rusher Stevan Ridley. Ridley was an early draft entrant, foregoing his senior season.
With pick 23 of round 3, the Indianapolis Colts drafted defensive tackle Drake Nevis, from John Ehret high school in Marrero. And with the 28th pick of the round, the Oakland Raiders chose Tiger starting left tackle Joseph Barksdale.
8 SEC players were selected in round 3.