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LSU Tigers 2015 Football Depth Chart Preview: The D-Line

With Fall Camp over and a final struggle completed, LSU is relocating on to prepping for games that count.

Les Miles hasn’t expelled an central abyss draft yet, that means he is still sanctimonious there’s a QB foe between Brandon Harris and whoever backs Brandon Harris adult this season.

Without an central abyss draft we still have to plan a little, and there are still a integrate of probable changes in a pecking sequence between now and a McNeese St. game.

Still, we know adequate about a 2 low lineup during each position to have a really good suspicion what this years Tigers are going to demeanour like when they take a margin on Sep 5th.

Today, we start our LSU 2015 Football Depth Chart Season Preview Series with a 2015 LSU Tigers Football Defensive Line — and first, we demeanour at……


The Returning Starters

Oct 11, 2014; Gainesville, FL, USA; LSU Tigers defensive tackle Davon Godchaux (57) tackles Florida Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel (6) during a second half during Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. LSU Tigers degraded a Florida Gators 30-27. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Right now with Quentin Thomas buried approach down a abyss chart, DT Christian LaCouture is a aged male on a line. He’s a plain building retard for a Tigers, played immediately as a beginner and started all 13 games final year as a sophomore.

LaCouture is a high engine contestant with a support to play inside in a NFL. He is also concurred as a personality not only on a Defensive Line though on a organisation during large.

LaCouture is assimilated during a Defensive Tackle position by returning starter Davon Godchaux. Godchaux, a Plaquemine local started 10 games for a Tigers final year and tender adequate to make a Preseason All SEC Team third string.

Godchaux and LaCouture will be corroborated adult by a multiple of Frank Herron, Greg Gilmore and Quentin Thomas. This organisation creates this position one of tip turn strength and tip turn abyss and Defensive Tackle should be one of a strengths of a team.

Defensive line manager Ed Orgeron will entirely suffer coaching this sold bunch.


The First Time Starters

Oct 12, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers defensive tackle Anthony Johnson (90) celebrates with linebacker Lamin Barrow (18) and defensive lineman Tashawn Bower (46) during a second half of a diversion opposite a Florida Gators during Tiger Stadium. LSU degraded Florida 17-6. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

When Maquedious Bain suddenly left a Tigers this summer it presumably privileged adult a abyss draft during Defensive End. That was before a incoming beginner arrived on campus and started earning reps. More on that later.

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The tip dual returning maestro players during End are Tashawn Bower and Lewis Neal. Bower played in 13 games final year as Jermauria Rasco’s primary backup. Neal has bounced behind and onward between End and Tackle during his LSU career, with Bain out and a miss of abyss during End he changed behind outward this spring.

Bower and Neal are plain though unspectacular players. Neither is a liability, though conjunction has shown any genuine ability to pierce upfield and beget a pass rush in annoy of personification frequently a final dual years. That creates their reason on a starting spots during Defensive End a small shaky, and a integrate of new Tigers are looking to shake things adult right away.


The Freshmen Who WILL Play

Jan 2, 2015; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Team Highlight defensive finish Arden Key (17) poses for photographs before a 2015 Under Armour All-America Game during Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

Arden Key was a small underneath a radar during recruiting final year, though when he committed coaches started articulate him adult right away.

Great pass rush skills, a subsequent KeKe Mingo, all he needs to do is supplement some weight and he’ll be a star. The final criticism was a critical one.

Arden Key was so gaunt as a high propagandize actor many suspicion he would need years in a weight room before he combined adequate distance to contest with SEC athletes. The people who suspicion that were not holding Arden Key’s turn of joining underneath consideration.

He worked himself into diversion figure during a offseason and summer after his comparison debate and showed adult on LSU’s campus prepared to play from day one. Isaiah Washington, who was roughly an afterthought after Key in final springs all star recruiting category did a same.

The dual freshmen have been ‘upsetting a apple cart’, from their initial practice.

Both were fast changed from a rookie stay to operative with a vets, and roughly as fast a coaches started giving them reps with a initial organisation during practice.

The span are LSU D-Line Coach Ed Orgeron’s initial genuine star recruits.

Key could pierce into a starting lineup during any time with Washington only a parasite behind him.

Whether they start or not both will play early and often, that will assuage LSU’s biggest regard on a defensive line: abyss during a End position, after Maquedious Bain’s departure…….

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