Ed Orgeron on the biggest camp battles to watch in LSU's upcoming training camp
News of Myles Brennan’s unfortunate injury resulted in an anti-climatic conclusion to LSU’s quarterback competition heading into the season but don’t think that was the only position battle set to take place over the next few weeks in Baton Rouge.
During his most recent appearance on ESPN Baton Rouge radio show Off The Bench, Ed Orgeron was asked to comment on the position battles that he will have his eye on during LSU’s upcoming training camp.
Without hesitation, one specific position came to Orgeron’s mind.
“Left tackle,” Orgeron quickly answered. “Who is going to be our left tackle? Cam (Wire) is going to start there, but will it be Cam? I think it will be but who is going to be the next offensive lineman in? Is it Anthony Bradford? Is it Garrett Dellinger? Which one of these young guys is going to step in?”
Moving beyond the left tackle battle and the competition on the offensive line, Orgeron said he will be studying the battle to earn playing time at receiver.
“Then, Kayshon Boutte is our lead receiver, who is going to be the next guy,” Orgeron asked. “We got some great young freshmen, Jaray Jenkins is coming back, Jontre Kirklin is coming back, Koy Moore is coming back, Tre Palmer is coming back, Devonta Lee.
“Let me tell you, Malik Nabors, Deion Smith, Brian Thomas, Chris Hilton are some excellent receivers as well as Jack Bech. So we got some young guys that are going to play and fill in some key roles.”
It sounds like an embarrassment of riches for the Tigers at receiver. The challenging part in Baton Rouge won’t be plugging in talented receivers, it will be dividing up the reps between those players.