Every LSU football player drafted by the Arizona Cardinals

BJ Ojulari was the first LSU prospect off the board in the 2023 NFL draft.

With the 41st pick in the second round, Ojulari became an Arizona Cardinal. That falls in line with where most projections had Ojuliari — early in the second round.

Ojulari isn’t the first LSU defender to become a Cardinal. Arizona has looked to LSU a few times over the years. He is the seventh LSU player to head west and wear the red and white.

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We’re taking a look at every LSU player to be drafted by the Cardinals, starting with a wide receiver from 2008.

2008 - Early Doucet

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In 2008, receiver Early Doucet became the first player in LSU history to be drafted by the Cardinals. Arizona took him in the third round with the 81st pick.

Doucet played five years with the Cards and totaled 1,491 yards and seven touchdowns. He only surpassed 300 yards in a season once. It came in 2011 when he put up 689 yards and five touchdowns.

Doucet didn’t get a second contract with Arizona.

2009 - Herman Johnson

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The Cardinals went back to the LSU well the next year with offensive lineman Herman Johnson. Johnson was a fifth-rounder who only spent a year in Arizona.

Johnson had a chance with the Bears the following year, but that was it for his NFL career.

2011 - Patrick Peterson

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With the fifth overall pick in 2011, the Cardinals selected star cornerback Patrick Peterson.

Peterson lived up to that top-five billing and became one of the best players in franchise history. He remains in the league and signed with the Steelers in March.

2013 - Kevin Minter

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Kevin Minter Bucs LSU

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Kevin Minter was selected by the Cardinals with the 45th overall pick in 2013. Minter was a multi-year starter for Arizona before making a few more stops around the league during the back half of his career.


He was a member of the Buccaneers‘ Super Bowl team in 2021.

2013 - Tyrann Mathieu

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Mathieu fell to the third round due to a drug test leading to his dismissal from LSU. The Cardinals found value in a player who had the talent of a first-round pick.

It paid off in a major way. Mathieu has been one of the league’s most consistent defenders throughout his career.

2020 - Rashard Lawrence

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Following his national title win with LSU, Arizona selected Lawrence in the fourth round of the 2020 draft. Lawrence remains with the Cardinals but has battled some injuries his first few years in the league.

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Story originally appeared on LSU Tigers Wire