See who starts for LSU in the Tigers’ first official depth chart

LSU released its first official depth chart Monday before the season opener against Mississippi State.

The Tigers have seven returning starters, indicated below in italics, from the team that won the 2019 national championship.

Despite the attrition, LSU enters its first game ranked No. 6 in the country by the Associated Press. The Tigers host Mississippi State at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

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Left tackle

  1. Dare Rosenthal
  2. Cameron Wire or Xavier Hill

Left guard

  1. Ed Ingram
  2. Marlon Martinez or Thomas Perry


  1. Liam Shanahan
  2. Charles Turner

Right guard

  1. Chasen Hines
  2. Anthony Bradford or Kardell Thomas

Right tackle

  1. Austin Deculus
  2. Cameron Wire or Marcus Dumervil

Tight end

  1. Arik Gilbert
  2. Tory Carter
  3. Kole Taylor or Nick Storz

Wide receiver

  1. Kayshon Boutte
  2. Jontre Kirklin

Wide receiver

  1. Terrace Marshall Jr.
  2. Koy Moore or Jaray Jenkins

Wide receiver

  1. Racey McMath
  2. Trey Palmer


  1. Myles Brennan
  2. TJ Finley or Max Johnson

Running back

  1. Chris Curry, Tyrion Davis-Price and John Emery Jr.
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Left defensive end

  1. Ali Gaye
  2. Travez Moore or Jarrell Cherry

Defensive tackle

  1. Siaki Ika
  2. Soni Fonua
  3. Neil Farrell or Jacobian Guillory

Defensive tackle

  1. Glen Logan
  2. Joseph Evans or Neil Farrell or Jaquelin Roy

Right defensive end

  1. Andre Anthony
  2. BJ Ojulari
  3. Phillip Webb or Desmond Little


  1. Micah Baskerville
  2. Ray Thornton or Antoine Sampah


  1. Damone Clark
  2. Josh White


  1. Jabril Cox
  2. Devonta Lee or Jared Small


  1. Derek Stingley Jr.
  2. Jay Ward or Darren Evans or Dwight McGlothern


  1. Todd Harris or Maurice Hampton Jr.
  2. Jordan Toles

Free safety

  1. JaCoby Stevens
  2. Cameron Lewis


  1. Cordale Flott
  2. Elias Ricks or Raydarious Jones
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LSU has a new No. 7 and two No. 18s.

Special Teams

Place kicker

  1. Cade York
  2. Avery Atkins

Kickoff specialist

  1. Avery Atkins
  2. Cade York


  1. Zach Von Rosenberg
  2. Avery Atkins

Long snapper

  1. Quentin Skinner
  2. Max Peterson


  1. Zach Von Rosenberg

Kickoff returner

  1. John Emery Jr.
  2. Trey Palmer

Punt returner

  1. Derek Stingley Jr.

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