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Apr 5, 2014; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Travin Dural (83) catches a touchdown over defensive back Ed Paris (24) during the 2014 spring game at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Ed Paris

Ed Paris arrived on campus a year ago as the No. 3 safety in the country, according to 247sports. As a sophomore, however, he appears to have cracked the starting lineup as a cornerback.

The position change, which Paris made as a freshman, makes sense. Although his talents as a safety are unquestioned, he would simply not see much playing time with NFL prospect Jalen Mills and 2014 Freshman All-American Jamal Adams ahead of him on the depth chart. Mills is a senior, so a move back to safety in the future is not out of the question.

Until then, though, Paris will be fighting off incoming freshman Kevin Tolliver II for the second starting cornerback job alongside junior Tre’Davious White.

The 6-foot-1, 208 pound defensive back appears to be the frontrunner heading into the season, and he has been watching tape of some of the best defensive backs in the NFL to prepare himself for his new role, including two former LSU stars.

"“I’ve been in the film room a lot, watching film of Patrick Peterson, Tyrann Mathieu, those elite players, trying to put my game up a little bit more,” Paris told “Seeing the technique they did. They have the same technique as (NFL All Pro cornerback) Darelle Revis. They don’t pick their feet up off the ground. I’m just looking at the little things to get ahead of everybody else.”"

Every season, it seems like the Bayou Bengals have a breakout star in the defensive secondary. There is no reason to believe that Paris cannot be the next.

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