2022 NFL Draft: LSU CB Derek Stingley selected No. 3 overall by Texans
LAS VEGAS (WAFB) - Two-time All-American cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. has been drafted No. 3 overall by the Houston Texans in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Stingley became the highest-drafted DB ever out of LSU per ESPN Stats & Info.
Stingley started 25 games in his three seasons at LSU, 10 of them coming in his last two seasons due to injury, totaled 73 total tackles, 56 solo, seven tackles-for-loss, two forced fumbles, 26 passes defended, and six interceptions.
He arguably had the most impactful season as a true freshman during LSU’s 2019 National Title run, he had the most decorated season by a freshman in school history. Stingley started all 15 games as a true freshman and was named a consensus All-American, the unanimous winner for the 2019 SEC Newcomer of the Year, a 2019 First Team All-SEC selection by the AP, and a 2019 Second Team-All SEC coaches selection.
A product of The Dunham School in Baton Rouge, La. led the SEC in interceptions and ranked No. 5 in the country and his 21 passes defended ranked No. 2. Stingley became just the third corner in school history to be named a two-time First Team All-American, joining Corey Webster and Tommy Casanova.
Despite missing the majority of last season and not working out at the NFL Combine Stingley still performed well at LSU’s Pro Day in April running a 4.37 in the 40-yard dash.
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