LSU football kicks off its annual Fall Camp a week from today, and TSD is taking a look at the Tigers' depth on both sides of the ball leading up to a new season.
Where will the Bayou Bengals have the most cushion when it comes to rotating in experienced players and being able to withstand injury? And where is LSU the most shallow on its depth chart?
Arguably the position with the most reliable depth is safety, a crew that includes four players that have started at least a game at LSU - Jalen Mills and Jamal Adams, the presumed starters for 2015, as well as Rickey Jefferson and Corey Thompson.
Wide receiver is also a position with familiar and experienced names after the first-teamers. New position coach Tony Ball inherits players like Trey Quinn and John Diarse, and even second-year spring standout D.J. Chark, to throw in there after starters Travin Dural and Malachi Dupre.
On the flip side there would be great turmoil if Kendell Beckwith were to fall victim to injury during the course of the season, with only Ronnie Feist available as a reserve middle linebacker (and Feist has played very sparingly during his career, spending a chunk of time at defensive end).
The depth chart is also not a pretty picture at this point at defensive tackle. Yes, two starters return in Davon Godchaux and Christian Lacouture, but Quentin Thomas is the only trustworthy name after the first two up ... and he's coming off a season in which he injured both biceps.