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Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver D.J. Chark (82), LSU wide receiver Travin Dural (83) and LSU offensive lineman William Clapp (64) celebrate the win after the game Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 in Gainesville. LSU won 30-27.

Top 5 Players is a five-part blog series, starting Monday and ending Friday, counting down the top five players who have the most to gain in LSU spring football practice, which begins March 7.

Who can gain the most: WR D.J. Chark, a rising junior from Alexandria

The Skinny: The door is wide, wide open for Chark to make a move up the pecking order this spring. After all, the Tigers likely won’t have Travin Dural and definitely won’t have transfers John Diarse and Trey Quinn. Dural said in December that his recovery from hamstring surgery is five months.

Tyron Johnson and D.J. Chark will get plenty opportunities this spring. (Travis Spradling)

Tyron Johnson and D.J. Chark will get plenty opportunities this spring. (Travis Spradling)

Malachi Dupre and Chark are expected to be two of the top three returning receivers participating in spring practice. The opportunities will be there for Chark to prove he can be the Tigers’ No. 3 receiver, behind Dupre and Dural, but he’s got competition.

Mid-year enrollees Dee Anderson and Stephen Sullivan will participate in spring practice, and, in the fall, signee Drake Davis is expected to arrive and compete for playing time. Sophomore Tyron Johnson might be Chark’s stiffest competition for the role of the third wideout.

Top Five Players (with the most to gain)

  • No. 5: WR D.J. Chark
  • No. 4: Tuesday
  • No. 3: Wednesday
  • No. 4: Thursday
  • No. 5: Friday

Top Five Questions (that need answering)