19 for ’19: 19 key offseason topics: No. 11 The players who are already terrific, but are about to go to a whole other level.
They’re already some of the best players in college football, and you already know who they are. At least you should.
They’re about to take their games up a whole other level. After big 2018 seasons, they’re about to go nuclear and become even bigger college football stars.
5. S Grant Delpit, Sr. LSU
The problem was marketing and national name recognition.
LSU’s main headliner is head coach Ed Orgeron. QB Joe Burrow became a story throughout the season, Devin White was one of the nation’s top linebackers, and CB Greedy Williams had the name to go along with the NFL game.
Even the kicker became a thing, as Cole Tracy had a magnificent season with a few big-time clutch kicks on a national stage.
Oh sure, Grant Delpit earned All-SEC honors and was given plenty of respect by those who knew his game, but again, this wasn’t exactly his team.
That changes now.
In 2019, be shocked if he’s not the best safety in college football, a player in the chase for the Thorpe Award, and a likely top 15 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
He finished third on the team with 74 tackles, with five interceptions, five sacks, nine tackles for loss and nine broken up passes. More than the stats, he’ll be the main man for another amazing LSU defense.