The first player from the University of Louisiana is off the board in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Ragin’ Cajuns offensive tackle Robert Hunt was selected 39th overall by the Miami Dolphins.
The 6-foot-5, 323-pound tackle is the highest Ragin’ Cajun drafted since Charles “Peanut” Tillman was taken by the Chicago Bears with the 35th overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft.
Hunt was a four-year starter at UL and started in 45 games at both tackle and guard. He was named 2019 First Team All-Sun Belt Conference, 2018 Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference and received an invite to the Reese’s Senior Bowl.
The second Ragin’ Cajun selected in the NFL Draft was offensive guard Kevin Dotson. He was taken 135th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Dotson did not receive an invite to the this year’s NFL combine.
He started in 45 games for UL. The selections of Dotson and Hunt mark the first time in school history that two offensive lineman were selected in the same NFL draft.
Raymond Calais was the third Ragin’ Cajun player selected in the 2020 draft. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Calais with the 245th overall pick in the seventh round.
Calais recorded a total of 1,845 rushing yards and 15 total touchdowns during his career with UL.
With three players taken in the draft, it ties a school record for most Ragin’ Cajuns selected in a single year. The last time three UL players were taken was 1989.