NASHVILLE, Tenn. — LSU has a new starting receiver, center and right guard on its Music City Bowl depth chart.
A tight end and new defensive back position has been added, too.
The No. 22 Tigers (8-4) shuffled their depth chart ahead of Tuesday’s game against Notre Dame (7-5) at LP Field.
Redshirt sophomore John Diarse moved into one of the two starting receiver spots along with Travin Dural. Dural and Trey Quinn or Malachi Dupre had been listed as starters at the position.
Center Elliott Porter did not join the team on its charter flight from Baton Rouge and will not play in the bowl game, as expected. Porter fractured his ankle at Arkansas in November.
The new depth chart reveals what was expected: Ethan Pocic will replace Porter at center, and Evan Washington will fill in for Pocic at right guard.
“It’s been pretty tough (on Porter),” left tackle La’el Collins said. “He’s a guy who started off with us at the beginning of the season. We’re going to be playing for him — every snap.”
Colin Jeter, who has played quite a bit this season, has finally been added to LSU’s depth chart at tight end. The Tigers now have five tight ends on the depth chart.
Also, a nickel position has been added to the depth chart. Freshman safety Jamal Adams is the only player listed in the spot.
For a look at the full depth charts, click here.
LSU coach Les Miles revealed on his radio show Friday that underclassmen have received their grades from the NFL Draft Advisory Committee. Miles declined to give any other details.
Players who requested grades did not speak with reporters upon the team’s arrival at the Opryland hotel on Saturday afternoon.
Senior running back Terrence Magee declined to speak for the underclassmen, but he said most have their minds made up.
“Those guys … some of them have to go talk to their family, but I’m pretty sure they know what they’re going to do,” he said.
Cornerback Jalen Collins, safety Jalen Mills, linebacker Kwon Alexander, offensive linemen Vadal Alexander and Jerald Hawkins, defensive end Danielle Hunter and Dural are seen as LSU’s top underclassmen.
Dural, a redshirt sophomore, has said he plans to return for his junior year. Collins and Alexander are seen as leans to leave early.
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