LSU football position battles: Wide Receiver

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Sep 6, 2014; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Travin Dural (83) celebrates after a touchdown with wide receiver John Diarse (9) during the first half of a game against the Sam Houston State Bearkats at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Wide receiver is one of the biggest strengths of the LSU football team in 2015. Here is a look at what is sure to be a competitive position battle.

The fall camp is well under way for the LSU football team, and with that comes a lot of learning and a lot of competition.

One of the biggest things to keep an eye on during the fall is the position battles, as each player fights to earn a starting position, or at least a spot in the rotation.

Of the many position battles we will see during the fall, a particularly interesting one is at the wide receiver position.

The Tigers return their top four wide receivers from 2014; junior Travin Dural, sophomore Malachi Dupre, sophomore John Diarse and sophomore Trey Quinn.

Other returning wide receivers include, sophomores Kevin Spears, Miquel James, Lenny Breda and D.J. Chark. All four either saw little or limited action in 2014, however, and none of them recorded a reception on the season.

LSU has a few talented new freshman wide receivers to add to the mix as well.

Freshman receiver Tyron Johnson was one of the highest ranked recruits in the nation coming out of high school, being ranked as high as No. 2 among wide receivers by In addition, incoming freshmen Jazz Ferguson and Derrick Dillon were both ranked as four-star recruits by 247sports.

The talent at wide receiver is deep without a doubt. Here is a look at what to expect from the competitive position battle.

Next: Who will get the starting nod?