1. CB Patrick Peterson Drafted By: Arizona Cardinals (2011)
But as great as Odell Beckham Jr. is, Patrick Peterson has been even better. Peterson came to the NFL with great fanfare, the best cover cornerback in the 2011 draft along with an outstanding ability on special teams, having tallied 1,350 return yards his final season at LSU with two touchdowns. He’s lived up to every amount of billing and more, quickly developing into one of the NFL’s most outstanding cornerbacks.
Patrick Peterson has played eight seasons in the NFL. He’s made the Pro Bowl in all eight of them, along with three appearances on the All Pro team. Peterson has 23 interceptions across eight seasons, and it’s only that low because many quarterbacks won’t even dare throw to his side of the field. Peterson has made more Pro Bowl appearances than any LSU player in NFL history other than Alan Faneca — and barring something crazy, Peterson should catch Faneca with one more season. Patrick Peterson is one of the greatest LSU alumni NFL players of all time.