Is any college program better at producing NFL-caliber wide receivers than LSU? Maybe, according to NFL.com. But only one program.
The website’s “U-Who?” series tracks which college programs send to most and best players to the NFL at each position. On Wednesday, it released top contenders for the title of “Wide Receiver U.” Topping the list is Miami, followed by LSU, USC, Florida State and Ohio State.
Here’s how the site justified LSU’s ranking:
First-round picks last 15 years: 4
Top three rounds: 10
Total drafted: 14
The skinny: Odell Beckham, Jr., stamps a certain approval on LSU’s claim. He’s one of the most exciting young players in the NFL. Beckham was a first-round pick last year, as were Dwayne Bowe and Craig Davis in 2007, and Michael Clayton in 2004. Jarvis Landry, a second-rounder in 2014, made 84 catches as a Dolphins rookie. Other LSU pros in the span: Devery Henderson, Josh Reed, Brandon LaFell and Rueben Randle.