2014 depth chart

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  1. mctiger

    mctiger Kenny HIlliard, Beast Staff Member

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    Now that the signees are in, I'll throw out a possible 2-deep for when we take the field vs the Badgers:

    X-R Travin Dural, Avery Peterson, Trey Quinn
    LT La'el Collins, Evan Washington
    LG Vadal Alexander, Jonah Austin
    C Elliott Porter, Ethan Pocic
    RG Josh Boutte, Garrett Brumfield
    RT Jerald Hawkins, Evan Washington
    TE Dillon Gordon, Travis Dickson
    Z-R Malachi Dupre, Quantavius Leslie
    QB Anthony Jennings, Brandon Harris or Hayden Rettig
    TB Terence Magee, Leonard Fournette
    FB Melvin Jones

    DE Jamauria Rasco, Tashawn Bower
    DT Christian LaCourture, Greg Gilmore
    DT Travonte Valentine, Mickey Johnson
    DE Danielle Hunter, Deondre Clark
    Sam Kendell Beckwith, Kwon Alexander
    Mike D.J. Welter, Clifton Garrett
    Will Kwon Alexander, Deion Jones
    CB TreDavious White, Dwayne Thomas
    CB Rashard Robinson, Ed Paris, Jr
    SS Jamal Adams, Corey Thompson
    FS Ronald Martin, Jalen Mills
     
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    LSUDad Senior Member

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    Talking with Mike Detillier at the Bash, I asked him who he thought would take Turners place at OG, he said Fehoko Fanaika. I said, what about moving Evan Washington in? His eyebrows moved up, never really thought about that one did he. He an I both like Pocic being one of the first off the bench, the kid can play a number of positions, both his Dad and Brother played the center position. This is where his future is. I also told Mike, Grimes likes his OL a little lighter than Fehoko is at this time.
     
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    mctiger Kenny HIlliard, Beast Staff Member

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    Yeh, I just don't see Fanaika getting any meaningful PT. From what I gather, he got himself in the doghouse by showing up out of shape last fall. A 3-star freshman might recover from that mistake, but not a highly-regarded JUCO transfer.

    Washington strikes me as more of a true tackle...of course, that's how I saw Vadal before last year too.
     
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    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    I see Fanaika and Pocic both as starter candidates. It's time to see what they've got.
     
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    mctiger Kenny HIlliard, Beast Staff Member

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    It wouldn't surprise me to see Pocic beat out Porter.
     
  6. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    I thought Porter was solid and got a lot better as the season wore on. I can't see him get unseated as the starter.

    Our depth is exceptional on the O-line going into 2014.
     
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    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    On the D-line, I simply don't like the lightness of LaCouture and I think we will gashed up the middle if he plays the majority of the snaps at one of the DT spots.

    Time for Gilmore to step up. He's got that Michael Brockers kind of build. Same thing with Bain. I'd like to see those two take over that 2 deep spot there.

    Mickey Johnson may have to be the guy at the big boy spot (NT, essentially). Doubt Valentine can come in that soon and be a force, we can only hope.

    I expect Hunter and Rasco to become that bookend rush force we have had over the last several seasons. If that happens, then the defense is set for a dominating year.

    Will be interesting to see where we play Beckwith, my guess is at DE. Chavis likes his OLB's on the lighter side. Beckwith has the physical makeup of a MLB. With Garrett coming in and expected to see early playing time, I think Beckwith finds his home at DE (think Junior Galette who was essentially an OLB that put his hand in the dirt on most plays).

    The light switch needs to come on for Lamar Louis and he needs to develop in much the same way Kevin Minter did so we can have a dominant presence up the middle of this defense who can run sideline to sideline.
     
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    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    Will be interesting to see who can man the slot receiver position. Maybe Diarse?
     
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    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    I like Jalen Mills at safety. He looked good at that position against Iowa, he is effective blitzing, reminds me a lil of Brandon Taylor.
     
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    Tiger in NC Senior Member

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    Funny that you brought this up, McTiger. I was just doing the same.....I came up with something a little different but I have absolutely 0 insider information so this is just my two pennies based on what I saw toward the end of 2013:

    QB - Jennings, Rivers, Harris, Rettig, Bolden
    RB - Magee, Fournette, Hilliard, Williams
    FB - Neighbors, Jones
    XR - Dural, Quinn, Peterson
    ZR - Dupre, Diarse, Leslie, Spears,
    TE - Gordon, Dickson, Stokes, Smith, Washington
    LT - Collins, Pocic
    LG - Alexander, Austin
    C - Porter, Pocic
    RG - Boutte, Dodd
    RT - Hawkins, Washington

    DT - Thomas, Gilmore
    DT - LaCouture, Bains
    DE - Hunter, Bower
    DE - Rasco, Beckwith
    OLB - Alexander, Jones
    MLB - Welter, Garrett
    OLB - Louis, Feist
    CB - White, Collins
    CB - Robinson, Paris, Thomas
    S- Jefferson, Thompson
    S - Mills, Adams, Martin
     
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