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Sophomores Jalen Mills and Jalen Collins are firmly entrenched here. Collins wasn’t a starter, but nabbed freshman All-SEC honors last season with 30 tackles and two interceptions. Mills was a freshman All-American after ranking fourth for LSU with 57 tackles. Both showed nice progress over the first eight games last season, but struggled down the stretch, particularly in off coverage against Alabama and Ole Miss.
Freshman Tre’Davious White. Really, you could pick among White, Jeryl Brazil or Rickey Jefferson. All look athletic, smooth in and out of breaks and high-pointing the ball. The question is, which one sees the most snaps, potentially at the nickel position?
A slew of guys, including Derrick Raymond and Micah Eugene. It’ll be interesting to see if coordinator John Chavis inserts veterans first, or if he chooses to test newcomers early.
Brazil has been moved all over the place, and with his speed it makes sense to find a way on the field. He’s worked at cornerback, running back, wide receiver and as a punt returner.
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