TR STOCK REPORT: Offensive Line

There were some question marks surrounding LSU's offensive line heading into 2007 Fall Camp,most ntably the health of Will Arnold. Here is how the offensive line stock has been rated so far.

T-Bob Hebert – Stock is even

The true freshman has looked good in practice so far. However, barring injury, it is unlikely he will crack the two-deep with a pair of stud centers in Brett Helms and Ryan Miller ahead of him.

 

Lyle Hitt – Stock is down

Hitt is penciled in as a possible starter at right guard in Will Arnold isn't able to go. But he missed practice yesterday with a minor injury and went through Wednesday morning's workout in a green jersey.

 

Mark Snyder – Stock has plummeted

Snyder sustained a knee injury during Monday's practice and will likely miss the entire season. Les Miles failed to answer questions about Snyder's injury directly, but left guard Herman Johnson said Tuesday he was done for the year.

 

Josh Dworaczyk – Stock is down

A nice sized tackle prospect, Dworaczyk is expected possibly add some depth in his true freshman season. However, he was on the receiving end of some harsh criticism from O-line coach Greg Studrawa this morning.

 

Ciron Black – Stock is up

Black looks to be in the best shape of his life and is the Tigers' top offensive lineman. Look for Matt Flynn's blind side to be quite well protected.

 

Carnell Stewart – Stock is up

After Stewart moved from defensive to offensive line prior to last season, it looked as if he would be buried on the depth chart. Stewart is listed as the starting right tackle and is having a good camp. Is he this year's Peter Dyakowski?

 

Will Arnold – Stock is down

Arnold told Tiger Rag earlier in the week that he was playing at about 85-percent after last year's ankle injury. Also, he admitted he has never played on the right side of the O-line. Arnold also missed Thursday morning's practice.

 

Jarvis Jones – Stock is up

Jones is an impressive tackle prospect and has drawn praise from Studrawa during individual drills. If Stewart falters at right tackle, Jones could easily be in the mix.

 

Ernest McCoy – Stock is up

The true freshman is one of the four rookie O-linemen that have a legitimate shot to play this season. McCoy was moved up to the varsity practice a day early on Tuesday.

 

Joseph Barksdale – Stock is up

Barksdale is the talk of the town lately. There haven't been many true freshmen who have started for the Tigers, but Barksdale is said to be pushing Stewart at right tackle. The coaches look genius after moving Barksdale from the defensive line over to offense.

 

Herman Johnson – Stock is up

Is this the year for Big Herm? Johnson came to LSU with lofty expectations, is this the year he makes a splash. Johnson is healthy and admitted on Wednesday he is in great shape.


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