4) DBU (Defensive Backs University), Meet Wide Receiver State:
Sep 20, 2014; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Malachi Dupre (15) runs after a catch against the Mississippi State Bulldogs during the first half of a game at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
LSU has earned the DBU reputation, putting lots of defensive backs in the NFL in recent years. The Wide Receiving corps is starting to have it’s own say in the matter though.
Even before Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry lit the NFL on fire last year, LSU has had a pretty good run of receivers.
Guys like Dwayne Bowe, Rueben Randle and Brandon Lafell have all put together nice careers. DJ Chark has made the most news in the spring.
He managed to push Malachi Dupre out of his starting role on the outside. Chark has coaches raving, he will line up opposite deep ball magnet Travin Dural.
Dupre isn’t out of the picture, just moved inside to the slot and he had a huge spring game, reeling in several big plays.
Dupre Chark and Dural playing alongside talented backups Trey Quinn and John Diarse won’t make anyone forget Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry.
They will get a lot of attention from NFL scouts though, and could be the class that gets all of us talking about LSU as the nations top NFL WR feeder school.