LSU football position battles: Wide Receiver

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Sep 13, 2014; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers offensive coordinator Cam Cameron prior to a game against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Who will see the field a lot in 2015?

There are a handful of receivers who might not start, but will still see a significant amount of action when the 2015 season begins.

Tyron Johnson will probably get the bulk of the remaining wide-receiver looks. He has impressed coaches a lot during the fall workouts, and he even joined the veterans practice this past Sunday on the final day of LSU’s split-squad two-a-days.

Similarly to Malachi Dupre last season, it will be difficult for the Tigers’ coaching staff to keep such a talented young receiver off the field. Johnson is good enough to give the veteran receivers a run for their money, and before the season’s end, he very well could be earning starting snaps.

Johnson has also been mentioned by head coach Les Miles as a possible candidate to contribute alongside sophomore running back Leonard Fournette in the kick return game. This should come as no surprise because of Johnson’s ball skills and speed. The speedster clocked a 4.52 40-yard dash at the Nike Combine last year.

With the receiving corps so crowded, I would not be surprised if either Jazz Ferguson or Derrick Dillon (or maybe even both) redshirt this season.

Next: What can we expect from the LSU wide receivers in 2015?