LSU football: 5 players poised for a breakout year

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Malachi Dupre

Sep 20, 2014; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Malachi Dupre (15) runs after a catch against the Mississippi State Bulldogs during the first half of a game at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Much like teammate Leonard Fournette, Malachi Dupre is a player that has the potential to emerge as one of the premier big-play threats in college football by the end of the 2015 season.

When you are looking for a prototypical wide receiver, you cannot find a much better option. He possesses outstanding athletic ability to couple with his 6-foot-3, 187 pound frame, giving him the option to turn on the jets and burn his man deep, or to simply use his height to dominate opposing secondaries on jump balls.

We did not witness anywhere close to Dupre’s full potential in 2014, as he recorded a mere 14 catches. Despite these low numbers, however, he still managed to haul in five touchdowns while eclipsing the 300-yard mark.

Considering his close relationship with LSU’s new starting quarterback Brandon Harris, there is no reason to believe that these numbers will not make a huge jump in 2015.

Dupre has the ability to become a household name this season, it is simply a matter of utilizing his talents on Game Day and getting the football in his hands at a much more frequent rate.

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