College Football News Preview 2020: Top LSU Tigers Players
Best LSU Tigers Offensive Player
WR JaMarr Chase, Jr.
The 2019 Biletnikoff winner as the nation’s best receiver, Chase exploded with 84 catches for 1,780 yards and 20 touchdowns, averaging over 21 yards per grab.
The 6-1, 200-pounder isn’t necessarily a true blazer – he’ll run around 4.5ish range at the NFL Combine – but he makes every play on every contested downfield play, and he’s deadly when he gets the ball in his hands on the move.
Steady, he caught two touchdown passes or more in six of the last 12 games, and he overcame two relatively light performances in the SEC Championship against Georgia and the CFP semifinal against Oklahoma to rip up Clemson with nine catches for 221 yards and two scores. Now he’s the unquestioned No. 1 guy.
2. WR Terrace Marshall, Jr.
3. QB Myles Brennan, Jr.
4. OT Dare Rosenthal, Soph.
5. TE Arik Gilbert, Fr.
Best LSU Tigers Defensive Player
CB Derek Stingley, Soph.
Grant Delpit won the Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back, but he wasn’t even the best defensive back on his own team. The 6-1, 190-pound Stingley stepped on the field as a true freshman and became an instant star, earning All-America and All-SEC honors.
He came up with 38 tackles, but his real worth was as one of the nation’s top lockdown corners, coming up with six picks and breaking up 15 passes. Don’t expect the numbers to be nearly as good – no one will dare throw his way.
2. S JaCoby Stevens, Sr.
3. LB Damone Clark, Jr.
4. DT Tyler Shelvin, Jr.
5. CB Elias Ricks, Fr.