Ed Orgeron and the Tigers are facing Alabama, Georgia, Miami and others in 2018. Other than the fact that LSU has one of the toughest schedule’s, all of these teams have a knack for rushing the passer, but the Tigers may actually have some depth at the position this season. Returners like Garrett Brumfield, Saahdiq Charles and Ed Ingram will lead the charge for a breakout year for the unit in 2018.

Let’s get this out of the way: Offensive line has been an issue.

Orgeron’s offseason was busy with the hiring of various new position coaches. One of them was a new offensive line coach James Cregg, to replace Jeff Grimes, who left for the offensive coordinator job at BYU. Cregg will have lots of new toys to play with, especially with talented incoming signees Badara Traore and Cole Smith headlining the newest LSU offensive linemen class.

The Tigers lost Will Clapp and Toby Weathersby early to the 2018 NFL Draft, but the gap will be closed quickly with the young unit of Brumfield, Charles, Traore, Cushenberry, Ingram and others.

The future is bright for the LSU offensive line unit, and the 2019 recruiting class, may I add, looks loaded with Thomas and Bradford. The position will be “key” this upcoming season, especially with young running backs and an uncertain quarterback position.

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