While LSU had difficulty in the passing game last season, a good chunk of which can be linked to poor quarterback play, the young receiving corps struggled to aid its signal callers, admittedly falling short in route running and gaining separation.
Coming in 2015 the wide receivers, under new position coach Tony Ball, are dedicated to turning over a new leaf with an extra year's experience.
After fourth-year standout Travin Dural, who can play both in the slot and outside, two other receivers - sophomores D.J. Chark and Malachi Dupre - are emerging, continuing strong play from spring practices.
Dupre's success will surprise nobody. The former top prep receiver in the country for 2014 had his moments last fall, hauling in five touchdown passes and averaging a team-best 22.7 yards per reception (and, oh by the way, doing most of that damage when Brandon Harris was at quarterback).
Chark's rise to prominence has been less expected but necessary for the LSU offense.
Many expected shorter players John Diarse and Trey Quinn to man the slot position as the team's third receiver, but Chark, at 6-foot-3, is a welcome addition to the two-man tandem of Dural and Dupre, both standing at least 6-foot-2 themselves.
As Chark continues to come on, and solidify playing time, he signals a Tiger move in a taller direction, allowing more cushion for Harris or Anthony Jennings to miss high and giving both a trio of dynamite red-zone targets, any of whom would be a brutal matchup in the slot.