By Andrew Schuster @ShootsMcGavin on May 22, 2014
The college football season seems to have just ended, but the new one is just around the corner. After the departure of a handful of juniors and seniors, Les Miles and the LSU Tigers will look to move on and fix some of the holes in the roster. With that said, let's go ahead and take a look at five players with the biggest shoes to fill in 2014.
While the nation's No. 1 recruit will not be No. 1 on the depth when the season kicks off, Fournette still has some big shoes to fill as the Tigers' backup to Terrance Magee and Kenny Hilliard. Magee and Hilliard were dominant backups last year and can easily carry the load left behind by Jeremy Hill and Alfred Blue. In LSU's system, Fournette will still see a significant amount of playing time as a freshman in Baton Rouge.
With the departure of Craig Loston, it looks like CB Jalen Mills will be making the switch to safety in 2014. Sophomore CB Rashard Robinson will go into the season as No. 1 on the depth chart. The 2013 signee finished last year with 16 tackles, three passes defended and an interception.
Anthony "Freak" Johnson and Ego Ferguson were a huge part of that Tiger defense last year, but now it's time for junior DT Quentin Thomas to step it up. He will be playing alongside sophomore tackle Christian LaCourture. Thomas played in 11 games last season totaling nine tackles and three passes broken up.
Dural has some mighty big shoes to fill after Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry (the best receiver duo in the NCAA last year) both went early in the 2014 NFL Draft. Dural will be entering the upcoming season as a junior. In 2013, he played in seven games racking up seven catches for 145 yards and two scores. He looks to be the Tigers' No. 1 X receiver heading into the new year.
QB Zach Mettenberger went down with a knee injury during LSU's final regular season game against Arkansas. Jennings finished the contest 4-for-7 with 76 yards and a touchdown. In the Outback Bowl against the Iowa Hawkeyes, he was a bit shaky going 7-for-19 with 82 yards and an interception. LSU still managed to pull away with the win due to a huge day on the ground. Mettenberger had some big shoes at LSU; can Jennings fill them?
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