There were six Louisiana State University (LSU) Tigers football players taken in the 2010 NFL Draft. LSU has a rich tradition of football excellence that includes three national titles. Having six athletes drafted in the 2010 NFL Draft is on par with the very high standards Coach Les Miles sets for his football program.
The six LSU football players taken in the 2010 NFL Draft are as follows:
- Chad Jones
- Brandon La Fell
- Perry Riley
- At the Woods
- Trindon Holiday
- Charles Scott
Chad Jones was the first LSU player to go off the draft in the April 2010 NFL Draft. Jones was selected by the New York Giants in the third round with the 76th overall pick. The New Orleans native, who also played college baseball, is a safety by trade and should be an immediate helper in the Giants’ secondary.
Brandon LaFell also went to the third round of the draft along with teammate Chad Jones. Brandon was drafted by the Carolina Panthers two picks after Jones as the 78th player drafted. Brandon is a 6’3″ wide receiver who gained national attention as a 2008 first-team All-SEC wide receiver and originally hails from Houston, Texas.
Perry Riley is a linebacker who was one of two LSU players drafted in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Riley was drafted by the Washington Redskins with the 103rd overall pick. Riley is from Atlanta, Georgia.
Al Woods is a big defensive tackle (6’4″ 314 lbs) from Louisiana State University who the New Orleans Saints were lucky enough to grab in the fourth round with the 123rd pick of the draft. Woods was born in Jennings, Louisiana, he played his college prom in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is now looking forward to continuing his professional career in the nearby city of New Orleans.
Trinton Holliday was the first of two LSU running backs taken in the 6th round of the draft. Holliday landed with Houston Texas with the 197th overall pick. Luckily for Holliday, the city of Houston is relatively close to his hometown of Zachary, Louisiana.
Three picks after Trinton Holliday was drafted backfield teammate Charles Scott had the distinction of being the last LSU player drafted in the 2010 NFL Draft when the Philadelphia Eagles snapped him in the 6th round as their 200th player draft.
Exactly what the future holds for each of these young people remains to be seen. No doubt head coach Les Miles will be watching closely as he closely follows the professional careers of the athletes he has coached.