Capping off a week that featured daily jumps in his professional stock, LSU defensive end Tyson Jackson was chosen Saturday by Kansas City as the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL draft.
The high nature of the pick guarantees riches for the West St. John product and three-year starter at LSU who departs Louisiana as a champion at both the high school and college level. Jackson finished his Tigers career with 18.5 sacks and 27 tackles for a loss.
Jackson’s selection completes an LSU trifecta of sorts for the Chiefs. In Kansas City, where he plans to fly Monday, Jackson joins former teammates wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (in 2007) and defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey (in 2008), both of whom the Chiefs selected in the first round.