Let’s skip straight to the point:
LSU fans who are also fans of the New Orleans Saints, would go absolutely bananas if the Saints were to end up with LSU’s 2019 star wide receiver Justin Jefferson in the 2020 NFL Draft. According to this recent mock draft by Fox Sports, that’s exactly what happens:
New Orleans Saints — Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU (NR)
2019 season stats: 111 receptions, 1,540 receiving yards, 18 receiving TDs
Louisiana kid gets to stay home and play for the Saints alongside Michael Thomas? It’d be too perfect. Jefferson went from 0-60 very quickly with LSU, going from 0 catches and TDs in 2017 to 111 receptions and 18 TDs catching bombs from Joe Burrow in 2019.
LSU WR Justin Jefferson with a 4.44 40-yard dash— Tom Downey (@WhatGoingDowney) February 27, 2020
That's a GREAT time for him#NFLCombine pic.twitter.com/iDeW6RysAa
Of potential interest, Utah State QB Jordan Love went one pick earlier to the New England Patriots. Other wide receivers of note, Laviska Shenault went 21st overall to the Philadelphia Eagles, CeeDee Lamb went surprisingly late to the Las Vegas Raiders 19th overall, Henry Ruggs went 15th overall to the Denver Broncos, and Jerry Jeudy went 13th overall to the Indianapolis Colts.
So what says you, Who Dat Nation? I think I already know to the answer to this one, but would you be happy with this pick?