Tigers in the NFL - 2020
I update every January the spreadsheet I've been keeping for years to calculate which Tiger teams contained the most future NFL players. Here's the report for 2020.
  • 46 Tigers played at least one game in an NFL uniform this past season - only one less than the all-time high of 47 in 2018. Here they are grouped by position with their years in the league in parentheses.

    Defense (25)
    D-Line (7): Michael Brockers - Rams (9), Breiden Fehoko - Chargers (1), Davon Godchaux - Dolphins (4), Frank Herron - Lions (2), Arden Key - Raiders (3), Rashard Lawrence - Cardinals (1), Barkevious Mingo - Bears (8)
    LB (9): Kwon Alexander - Saints (6), Tashawn Bower - Patriots (3), K'Lavon Chaisson - Jaguars (1), Deion Jones - Falcons (5), Kevin Minter - Bucs (8), Jacob Phillips - Browns (1), Patrick Queen - Ravens (1), Duke Riley - Falcons (4), Devin White - Bucs (2)
    DB (9): Jamal Adams - Seahawks (4), Kristian Fulton - Titans (1), Donte Jackson - Panthers (3), Tyrann Mathieu - Chiefs (8), Jalen Mills - Eagles (5), Patrick Peterson - Cardinals (10), Rashard Robinson - Cowboys (4), Kevin Toliver - Broncos (3), Tre'Davious White - Bills (4)
    Offense (21)
    O-Line (10): Saahdig Charles - Washington (1), Will Clapp - Saints (3), Lloyd Cushenberry - Broncos (1), Blake Ferguson - Dolphins (1), Reid Ferguson - Bills (4), Jerald Hawkins - Steelers (3), Damien Lewis - Seahawks (1), Ethan Pocic - Seahawks (4), Trai Turner - Panthers (7), Andrew Whitworth - Rams (15)
    WR (5): Odell Beckham - Browns (7), DJ Chark - Jaguars (3), Russell Gage - Falcons (3), Justin Jefferson - Vikings (1), Jarvis Landry - Browns (7)
    TE (2): Foster Moreau - Raiders (2), Stephen Sullivan - Seahawks (1)
    QB (1): Joe Burrow - Bengals (1)
    RB (3): Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs (1), Leonard Fournette - Bucs (4), Darrel Williams - Chiefs (3)
  • Tigers who played in the NFL in 2019 but not 2020
    DB Morris Claiborne
    OL La'el Collins
    RB Derrius Guice
    DL Danielle Hunter
    WR Russell Shepard
    LB Corey Thompson
    RB Spencer Ware
    DB Greedy Williams
    DL Al Woods
  • Tiger teams with the most future NFL players on them (counting only those who lettered for a given year):

    32 - 2012
    30 - 2013
    27 - 2011
    26 - 2010

Remember that it will take several years for all the players on the fabulous 2019-20 team to reach the NFL. 14 were in the pros this year.

 

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