Who Are The Most Impactful Active NFL Players From LSU?

Who Are The Most Impactful Active NFL Players From LSU?
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With the 2023 NFL Draft in the rearview mirror and months of malaise ahead of us before the 32 teams in the NFL resume football activities, now’s the perfect time to look back on which players have been the most impactful from the Bayou State.  

For the LSU Tigers, that list of active NFL players includes a who’s who of All-Pros, including longtime cornerback Patrick Peterson, shutdown defensive back Tyrann Mathieu and do-it-all wideouts Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry.  

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Which LSU Players Has Impacted The NFL The Most?

LouisianaBets.com utilized ProFootballReference.com to look at all the active NFL players that played for the LSU Tigers football team.  Utilizing their Weighted Career Approximate Value statistic on the website, we were able to get the Top 10 most impactful NFL players from LSU.  

Here’s who stands out from the Baton Rouge SEC powerhouse program, among that current crop of NFL players.  

RankPlayer, PositionCurrent Team Years With LSU Weighted Value
1Patrick Peterson, CBSteelers2008-2010101
2Tyrann Mathieu, SSaints2010-201159
3 Michael Brockers, DTFree Agent2009-2011 58
4 Jarvis Landry, WRFree Agent2011-201356
5 Odell Beckham Jr., WRRavens 2011-201355
6 Danielle Hunter, OLBVikings 2012-201453
7 Trai Turner, OGFree Agent 2011-201351
8Tre’Davious White, CBBills 2013-201646
9 Jamal Adams, SSeahawks 2014-201642
10 Deion Jones, OLBFree Agent2012-201541

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Which LSU Tigers Have Put Forth The Most Value For Their NFL Teams?

Of all the former Tigers currently plying their trade in the NFL, Peterson has accumulated the most weighted career approximate value, at 101, dwarfing Mathieu, who currently ranks second among LSU players, at 59.  

That’s largely because Peterson, through his 184-game NFL career, has 34 interceptions, 15 tackles for loss, and four sacks to his name — serving as the backbone of the Cardinals and Vikings secondaries for 12 years.  

Mathieu, meanwhile, has 29 interceptions with the Cardinals, Chiefs, Texans and Saints in his 146-game NFL career. He has been an effective safety and has been in  the league since 2013.  

Defensive tackle Michael Brockers has put forth the third-most value of any Tiger in the NFL, thanks to his 29 sacks and 274 tackles across 160 NFL games, posting a career value of 58.  

Landry (56) and Beckham Jr. (55) round out the top-five for LSU, with the former hauling in 713 receptions for 7,870 yards and 38 touchdowns across 132 games. Beckham has 531 receptions, 7,367 yards and 56 receiving touchdowns in his NFL career.  

The quintet of former LSU stars are joined by linebacker Danielle Hunter (53), guard Trai Turner (51), cornerback Tre’Davious White (46), safety Jamal Adams (42) and linebacker Deion Jones (41) in the Tigers’ top-10, illustrating the continued impact that the Baton Rouge institution’s had on the NFL over the past 20 years.  

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Christopher Boan writes for LouisianaBets.com and has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, with experience at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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