Dupre and Godchaux selected in day three of the NFL Draft
BATON ROUGE - LSU Football players continues to be grabbed at a record pace in the 2017 NFL Draft, as several more Tigers were selected on Friday and Saturday night in Philadelphia.
With Leonard Fournette, Jamal Adams and Tre'Davious White were each taken in the first round Thursday night, the three-round total of six Tigers drafted matches a school record set in 2013. LSU looks to break its record of nine draftees (2013 and 2014).
Two more Tigers were drafted Saturday as Davon Godchaux and Malachi Dupre were selected in the fifth and seventh rounds respectively. Godchaux joins the Dolphins as a defensive tackle while Dupre will take his talents at wide receiver to Green Bay.
Senior center Ethan Pocic was the first off the board on day two of the draft, 58th overall pick by the Seattle Seahawks.
In the third round, linebackers Duke Riley and Kendell Beckwith heard their names called and will each see familiar faces in their professional destinations.
Riley was named LSU's Defensive MVP in 2016 after starting all 12 games with 93 tackles including nine behind the line of scrimmage.
Beckwith, also a senior from Clinton, Louisiana, was the final pick of Friday's third round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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