The LSU Tigers lost some heavy hitters to the 2020 NFL Draft, and there's really no way to sugar coat it. LSU accounted for five first-round picks in last week's draft alone, and three of those five talents came from the offensive side of the ball. Overall, LSU also finished tied for an NCAA-record 14 total NFL Draft selections from the same school.
Of course, this comes with the territory when you're a defending national champion that's been recruiting and fielding some of the nation's top talent as an SEC West competitor for more than a decade. But that's not to say we've seen the last of an LSU offense that powered the Tigers to a dominant perfect season in 2019, though.
LSU Football Key Losses on Offense From 2019
- Joe Brady, (Passing Game Coordinator & WRs Coach)
- Joe Burrow, QB
- Justin Jefferson, WR
- Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB
- Damien Lewis, G
- Lloyd Cushenberry, C
- Saahdiq Charles, OT
- Thaddeus Moss, TE
LSU Football Depth Chart 2020 Projections
QB: Myles Brennan (Junior)
RB: Tyrion Davis-Prince (Sophomore) / Chris Curry (Sophomore)
FB: Tory Carter (Senior)
WR1: Ja'Marr Chase (Junior)
WR2: Terrace Marshall Jr. (Junior)
WR3: Racey McMath (Senior) / Trey Palmer (Sophomore)
TE: Jamal Pettigrew (Senior) / Arik Gilbert (Freshman)
LT: Dare Rosenthal (Sophomore)
LG: Ed Ingram (Junior)
C: Chasen Hines (Junior)
RG: Anthony Bradford (Freshman)
RT: Austin Deculus (Senior)
The Tigers are poised to contend for the SEC West title once again in 2020, however, it's going to be a tall order to replicate the kind of product LSU put on the field last season.
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