If there’s one thing about LSU at defensive back, they reload talent, year in and year out.
All of the credit must go to long time defensive backs coach Corey Raymond who has established a foundation of excellence in Baton Rouge. Having produced the likes of Tyrann Mathieu, Patrick Peterson, Morris Claiborne and others, the school has rightfully adopted the tag of “Defensive Back University.” LSU will lose a lot of talent in their secondary in 2017, however, will have a plethora of young corners to step into their new roles.
Who LSU lost: Jamal Adams, Tre’Davious White, Dwayne Thomas.
Who LSU keeps: Donte Jackson, Kevin Toliver, Savion Smith, Xavier Lewis, Ed Paris, Cameron Lewis, Kristian Fulton.
In total, LSU is looking healthy at defensive back heading into this season. With a little bit of inexperience, it is essential that Donte Jackson and Kevin Toliver assume a serious leadership role in coach Raymond’s secondary. With two DBs drafted in the first round on April 27th, the Tigers have also upheld their pipeline to the pros.
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