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2017 Schedule
8-4, 2nd in SEC - West
SEC shines in NFL Draft (2:06)
Notable SEC draftees on Day 3 (1:41)
Breaking down NFL Draft (4:55)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

One of the most popular additions in the Saints' unstaffed free agent class should be WR Travin Dural from just up the road at LSU. Duran has agreed to a deal per his agent, Damarius Bilbo. The 6-1, 202-pounder had 100 receptions for 1,718 yards and 13 touchdowns during an injury-riddled career, though he spent three years as a starter.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers final pick (No. 247 overall) is LSU receiver Malachi Dupre. After starting the draft with four straight defensive selections, they ended it with six straight offensive players. Dupre is the second receiver after Purdue's DeAngelo Yancey in the fifth round.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

No one was happier than Kwon Alexander when the Bucs selected fellow former LSU linebacker Kendell Beckwith. "He actually sent me a text message with a picture of a goat in it," said general manager Jason Licht. "I don't know if I'd go that far."


Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn and GM Thomas Dimitroff talk about P Matt Bosher botching new teammate Duke Riley's school while reading the Falcons' third round selection at the draft. In fairness to Bosher, the card said Duke not LSU for Riley's school.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons 2017 Draft class 1st: Takkarist McKinley, DE, UCLA 3rd: Duke Riley, LB, LSU 4th: Sean Harlow, OG, Oregon State 5th: Damontae Kazee, DB, San Diego State 5th: Brian Hill, RB, Wyoming 5th: Eric Saubert, TE, Drake

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins fifth-round pick Davon Godchaux said he models his game after Ndamukong Suh. The rookie said he's excited to play with Suh.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

With the second pick in the fifth round, the Dolphins selected former LSU defensive tackle Davon Godchaux. Miami needs depth at this position and someone to push former second-round pick Jordan Phillips.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Seahawks GM John Schneider said the reason that offensive line coach Tom Cable never met with second-round pick Ethan Pocic during the pre-draft process was because the team didn't want to show its interest. "We thought he was so versatile, we just wanted to be very careful with how much interest we showed," Schneider said. Pocic played mostly center for LSU, but Pete Carroll indicated that he'll get a look at other spots. "We'll see him at guard and tackle, knowing he can play center," Carroll said.

SEC superlatives: NFL Draft Day 2 (1:49)
Alabama, LSU, Florida dominate NFL Draft (1:33)
18 SEC players drafted on Day 2 (2:08)

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons get defensive on the first two days of the draft with edge rusher Takk McKinley and linebacker Duke Riley.


Bucs take a chance on Kendell Beckwith

Tampa Bay used the final pick of the third round on the physical, run-stuffing LSU linebacker, who suffered a season-ending ACL tear.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs use the 107th overall pick to select LSU linebacker Kendall Beckwith. With Devante Bond expected to push for the starting job at SAM linebacker, they need a backup at MIKE. Beckwith can back up another former Tiger in Kwon Alexander.


Falcons pick up ILB Duke Riley

Atlanta chose the reliable LSU LB in Riley, who made 40 solo tackles last season.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons select LSU LB Duke Riley in the third round. Riley worked out for Falcons and visited during the pre-draft process. He's a three down linebacker and can contribute on special teams. Like former teammate Deion Jones, Riley wasn't a starter until his final year. Falcons address need for depth at LB.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Seahawks second-round pick Ethan Pocic said he started games at center, right guard and right tackle in college. He even saw snaps at left tackle during a game. Pocic did not interview with offensive line coach Tom Cable at all during the pre-draft process. He played in a zone-blocking scheme at LSU and said he's not sure where he'll start out with the Seahawks.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

With the 58th pick (second round), the Seahawks took LSU offensive lineman Ethan Pocic. Pocic (6-foot-6, 310 pounds) was a three-year starter who started games at both guard and center with the Tigers. He also saw some action at tackle. Justin Britt played well at center last year but is an unrestricted free agent after the 2017 season. Pocic will likely get a chance to compete for playing time at guard or tackle. And he can also serve as a backup center.


Seahawks bolster O-line with Ethan Pocic

With its second pick in the second round, Seattle added the LSU center, who has quick feet and good hands and is one of the most versatile offensive linemen in the class.

ESPN Stats and Information  

The SEC had 12 players taken in the first round Thursday night -- including nine from the West division alone -- tied for the most by any conference in the common draft era. The SEC has produced the most first-round picks in six of the past seven drafts.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Amid the rush of emotions when he was drafted, Jets S Jamal Adams quickly focused on perhaps his biggest challenge -- the Patriots, namely TE Rob Gronkowski. "As soon as I got drafted, that's one of the first people I thought about, as well as the GOAT, Tom Brady," he told reporters Friday. "I have tremendous respect for those guys and that organization."

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