2014 NFL Draft: Who fills holes at LSU after early entries?

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Sep 21, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers defensive tackle Ego Ferguson (9) tackles Auburn Tigers running back Tre Mason (21) as he carries the ball in the second quarter against the Auburn Tigers at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Quentin Thomas will be penciled in opposite LaCouture and didn’t see a ton of snaps last year, but he has a nice set of skills, he just needed an opportunity to make a splash. He started in place of Ferguson after he went AWOL before the Outback Bowl and without much in the way of experience beyond him, he has to rise to the occasion.

Greg Gilmore and Maquedius Bain took a redshirt last season after being four and three-star recruits last year, respectively. Gilmore has the higher upside after being the No. 7 player at his position last year and will have an opportunity to earn a sizable spot in the tackle rotation with a strong spring and fall camp.

LSU does not have any tackles currently committed, but if they are able to land a commitment from Travonte Valentine, Breeland Speaks or Trey Lealaimatafao they will be counted on providing depth in the middle of the line if they aren’t redshirted.