With LSU Spring Football underway it’s time to start thinking about all the roster battles we have set up going into this fall.
While we won’t see the kind of wholesale change we did after LSU had 9 players drafted in both 2013 and 2014 there are some major position battles shaping up, with defensive line probably the biggest competition on the team.
Today’s article will focus on the defensive backs…..
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Big loss from last year:
After posting a tremendous combine workout Jalen Collins looks to be the next LSU defensive back taken in the first round. That leaves some big shoes to fill, but LSU has plenty of talented players looking to take over at cornerback and get moving down the road to their own NFL futures.
The best returning player in the secondary, and arguably the best returning player on the team not named Fournette is star safety Jamal Adams. He made some truly eye popping plays last year.
With another year in the weight room and on the practice field Adams will be on a lot of All Conference and All American watch lists this fall.
With Jalen Mills, Ricky Jefferson and John Battle rounding out the 2 deep chart at safety this looks to be a major strength for next years team.
Cornerback is looking pretty solid too. The returning group here is also led by a possible first round NFL prospect in TréDavious White. Ed Paris, Russell Gage and Dwayne Thomas round out an extremely talented group.
They will have to be on top of things to earn reps in games this fall though, because cornerback was one of the top two positions in LSU’s recruiting haul this spring.
A little treat for you:
Big Cat Drills featuring Jamal Adams vs. Malachi Dupre, Kevin Toliver II vs. John Diarse, Trey Quinn vs. Russell Gage
Ole Hotty Toddy
Watch Out This Fall: Two names should be on the tip of every LSU fans tongue this fall: Donte Jackson and Kevin Tolliver II.
The two freshmen 5 Star recruits were consensus Top 5 players at their position coming out of high school.
Tolliver enrolled early to get a head start on the fight for time in LSU’s corner rotation and a lot of analysts give him good odds of seeing the field a lot this year.
He will be joined by the equally talented Jackson this fall, both are considered legit NFL prospects and they both came to DBU on a mission to make it to the next level.