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Setting up LSU's second touchdown, LSU wide receiver D.J. Chark (82) goes backwards and loses his helmet after catching a long pass as Louisville safety Zykiesis Cannon (24) defends during the first half of the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on Saturday Dec. 31, 2016, in Orlando, Fla.

This is the third of a seven-part series starting Sunday and ending Saturday, the first day of LSU's spring football practice.

Depth chart


  • D.J. Chark, senior
  • Derrick Dillon, RS sophomore
  • Stephen Sullivan, sophomore
  • Mannie Netherly, freshman
  • Lost from 2016: Travin Dural (exhausted eligibility)


  • Russell Gage, senior
  • Dee Anderson, sophomore
  • Drake Davis, sophomore

  • Lost from 2016: Malachi Dupre (NFL declaration), Jazz Ferguson (transferred)


  • Foster Moreau, junior
  • Caleb Roddy, sophomore
  • Jacory Washington, RS sophomore
  • Jamal Pettigrew, RS freshman

  • Lost from 2016: Colin Jeter (exhausted eligibility), DeSean Smith (exhausted eligibility)

Spring movement: MEDIUM

There could be somewhat significant movement at this position behind Chark. The above depth charts are purely guesses in many ways.

LSU's other six scholarship receivers have a combined 10 catches, with a former defensive back-turned-receiver Russell Gage leading that group with his five catches, all against Texas A&M. Orgeron admitted during a news conference Tuesday that LSU "needs some young players to develop."

He only mentioned one by name - Sullivan - so keep an eye on the 6-foot-6 Donaldsonville native. Dee Anderson, Drake Davis and Sullivan, all of them 2016 signees, saw some playing time as true freshmen last season. Gage and Dillon have two-plus years in the program, too. 

At tight end, don't expect much movement, especially at the top. Moreau has separated himself as the heir apparent to Jeter, a guy who's good enough and athletic enough to serve as a dual-threat tight end - run-blocking and pass-catching. 

Fall expectation 

Signee Racey McMath is the only other receiver signee in the 2017 class, outside of Netherly, a mid-year enrollee who will participate in spring practice. McMath will join the group over the summer. The Tigers didn't sign any tight ends in 2017.

LSU Spring Practice Position Previews

  • Sunday: Quarterbacks
  • Monday: Defensive line
  • Tuesday: Receivers and tight ends
  • Wednesday: Secondary
  • Thursday: Backfield
  • Friday: Linebackers
  • Saturday: Offensive line

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