Defensive back Xavier Lewis strikes a heroic pose at the ind of an individual drill at LSU's first spring football practice on Saturday, March 11, 2017.

LSU practiced in full pads Thursday for the first time this spring. 

Unfortunately, the media's 25-minute viewing window into drills did not include full-speed collisions. But we do have our daily observations below with video:

  • Missing: TE Jamal Pettigrew was the only player noticeably absent during the portion of practice that reporters were allowed to watch. He was out with an injury. No other information was provided. 
  • Still in gold: The three players who have donned limited-contact gold jerseys remained in them Thursday, the Tigers' third spring practice. The list includes DL Christian LaCouture, OL Donavaughn Campbell and FB J.D. Moore. 
  • Star watching: Former LSU safety and potential first-round NFL draft pick Jamal Adams watched some of practice Thursday. 

We spent a good portion of Thursday's drills watching the defensive line rotation. Keep in mind these were individual drills and not full-team portions of practice.

No. 1 group

  • DE Frank Herron
  • NT Greg Gilmore
  • DE Christian LaCouture

No. 2 group

  • DE Glen Logan
  • NT Ed Alexander
  • DE Rashard Lawrence
  • Deondre Clark rotated

Here's what appears to be the pecking order at Buck, the outside linebacker/edge rusher position that Arden Key plays (Key is out, as you probably know):

  • Sci Martin
  • Andre Anthony 
  • Isaiah Washington


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