“Hawk” has a new home.
Former LSU offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins went to the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 123rd pick in the fourth round of Saturday’s NFL Draft. He was the second Tiger to get drafted after the Atlanta Falcons picked linebacker Deion Jones in the second round Friday night.
The 6-foot-6, 305-pounder started all but one game during his three-year LSU career. He played right tackle in his first two seasons before transitioning to the left side as a junior in 2015.
Hawkins watched the draft with family and friends in his hometown of Baldwin, Louisiana. CBSSports.com rated him the ninth-best tackle in this year’s draft class, and he was the ninth offensive tackle selected.
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