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LSU receivers pose for a photo taken by safety John Battle. The wideouts are low on experience.

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK

This is the seventh in a seven-part series being published this week ahead of LSU's spring game Saturday.

Projected post-spring depth chart

Z receiver

  • D.J. Chark, senior
  • Stephen Sullivan, sophomore

X receiver

  • Drake Davis, sophomore
  • Dee Anderson, sophomore
  • Mannie Netherly, freshman

Summer arrival: Racey McMath

F receiver

  • Russell Gage, senior
  • Derrick Dillon, RS sophomore

Fly sweep

The fly sweep - better known as the jet sweep - is an essential piece to offensive coordinator Matt Canada's new scheme. The key behind the jet sweep: the sweeper. He must be fast, a good ball-handler, etc. D.J. Chark, Derrick Dillon and Russell Gage serve as the jet sweep guys, Dillon and Chark confirmed during interviews. There's another jet sweep player, too: cornerback Donte Jackson. LSU is dabbling in using him in that role. 

One up; one down

Drake Davis is emerging as a key player at this position for LSU. The athletic sophomore is a powerful but fast specimen who's poised to see significant time. Dee Anderson, also a true sophomore, appears to be trending in the opposite direction. Anderson emerged last season as one of the most-used freshman wideouts, but he's clearly lost ground this spring. At times, he was not included in drills at practice, standing off to the side watching while in full gear. In an interview last month, receivers coach Mickey Joseph suggested that Anderson is behind other receivers. 

Camp glance

Joseph's group is a small one. Just seven scholarship receivers participated in spring, and the Tigers are only adding one more this summer. Racey McMath, a 6-3, 213-pound Edna Karr product, joins for camp. There's plenty of room to move up the pecking order. OC Matt Canada makes a point to spread the ball around. The Tigers need playmakers at receiver. 


LSU Spring Position Recaps

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