Players watch as LSU running back Derrius Guice (5) takes part in a drill, Thursday, March 16, 2017, at LSU's practice facility in Baton Rouge, La.

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK

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

Projected post-spring depth chart

Running back

  • Derrius Guice, junior
  • Darrel Williams, senior
  • Nick Brossette, junior
  • Lanard Fournette, RS sophomore

Summer arrival: Clyde-Edwards Helaire

Tight end

  • Foster Moreau, junior
  • Caleb Roddy, sophomore
  • Jacory Washington, RS junior
  • Jamal Pettigrew, RS freshman*
*Out almost entire spring with ankle injury

Fullback

  • J.D. Moore, senior*
  • Bry'Kiethon Mouton, junior
  • David Ducre, junior

Summer arrival: Tory Carter

*No contact in spring while recovering from wrist surgeries

Hello, H-back

You're probably wondering why LSU's tight ends are included in "backfield." It's the middle ground between O-line and WR. And with their new position group, it makes sense. Though we kept fullback and tight end separate for a depth chart, the two positions melded together this spring to form H-back, a position in OC Matt Canada's new offense. The H-back can line up in the backfield, on the line at TE or slot WR or beyond. "You could line up anywhere," Foster Moreau says.

'Fat Darrel'

Darrel Williams got serious about things this spring. He lost about 15 pounds since the season ended, dropping to 225 and putting himself in position for a prime senior season. The Marrero native has quickly lost the nickname teammates bestowed on him, "Fat Darrel." Williams is likely to see the bulk of the carries in the spring game, and he's seen plenty of handoffs during spring scrimmages, too. His role this season — immediate backup to Guice — is a big one.

Camp glance

LSU will add a fullback to the mix this summer in Tory Carter and a running back in Baton Rouge product Clyde Edwards-Helaire, but it's tough to see any real significant movement in the depth chart, barring an unforeseen camp injury. For the tight ends and fullbacks, this is more time to spend evolving into their new position of H-back.


LSU Spring Position Recaps

  • Monday: Quarterback
  • Tuesday: D-line
  • Wednesday: Backfield
  • Thursday: Linebacker & Offensive line
  • Friday: Secondary
  • Saturday: Receiver

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