LSU morning briefing: Three things to watch for Wednesday

LSU holds its third day of fall camp Wednesday. Split-squad practices are planned for Wednsday morning (9:20) and afternoon (3:45). Here are three things we’ll be watching during Wednesday’s practices:

- Shells: For the first time in fall camp, LSU players will wear more than just helmets. The Tigers will slip on shells – or shoulder pads. We’ll see a bit more physicality than we’ve seen the first two days. Who doesn’t like some pad-crunching hits? LSU won’t go full out. That comes Friday, the team’s first full-squad and full pad practice.

- Right guard: Evan Washington and Hoko Fanaika are battling for the starting spot at right guard. Each day the competition gets closer and closer to the end. Still, it’s early in fall camp. There’s a lot of time to go, but we got a glimpse Tuesday that might suggest that Fanaika has the edge in the competition. He appeared to run with the No. 1 group. Washington and Fanaika have been both practicing in the morning.

- Young DBs: We all know that several players in LSU’s No. 2-ranked signing class will see playing time this season. There’s Leonard Fournette, Malachi Dupre and Brandon Harris. But not many are talking about a group of rookie defensive back who could shine. Safety Jamal Adams has been running in the morning group, full of mostly veterans and starters. Cornerback Ed Paris has impressed in the afternoon, too. There’s safety John Battle as well. We’ll keep our eye on these guys.

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