3. TOP LSU PLAYERS
Best LSU Offensive Player
WR Justin Jefferson, Jr.
Considering the talents that LSU brings in, Jefferson was a nice recruit, but he wasn’t a sure-thing superstar. Now the 6-2, 185-pound target has the upside to grow into even more of an explosive No. 1 guy.
He averaged over 16 yards per catch with a team-high 54 grabs for 875 yards and six scores – coming through with two big touchdowns against UCF in the bowl win – and now he’s the leader of a deep group of receivers for Joe Burrow to work with.
2. QB Joe Burrow, Sr.
3. RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Jr.
4. OG Damien Lewis, Sr.
5. RB John Emery, Fr.
Best LSU Defensive Player
S Grant Delpit, Jr.
Put him on every list of All-Americans and front and center for the Thorpe.
Greedy Williams might have been the star of the LSU secondary – partly because of his cool name – but Delpit was the team’s best defensive back, and this year he might just be the best in college football.
The 6-3, 203-pound future NFL star made 74 tackles with five sacks, 9.5 tackles for loss, and nine broken up passes, doing everything from his safety spot with tremendous range and great thump.
2. CB Kristian Fulton, Sr.
3. LB Michael Divinity, Sr.
4. LB K’Lavon Chaisson, Soph.
5. LB Jacob Phillips, Jr.