LSU football: 5 players flying under the radar in 2015

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Oct 11, 2014; Gainesville, FL, USA; LSU Tigers helmet lays on the sidelines against the Florida Gators during the second half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. LSU Tigers defeated the Florida Gators 30-27. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

David Ducre

Of all the players on this list, freshman running back David Ducre is without a doubt the least heralded. That does not mean he will not make an impact in 2015, though.

Ducre could very well emerge as the sleeper of the 2015 incoming freshman class. He may not be as celebrated as fellow freshman running backs Derrius Guice and Nick Brossette, but unlike these two, Ducre has a legitimate chance at earning a starting job this season.

While he is capable of serving as a bruising tailback, his greatest contribution to the LSU football team will likely come as a fullback. Entering the fall, Ducre is in a position battle with several other players, with sophomore John David Moore likely being his biggest competition for the starting fullback job.

Regardless of which player starts, both will see the field in 2015. Les Miles has been known to use an array of fullbacks, especially when there is not a clearcut starter. Ducre’s experience as a running back could give him the edge in short-yardage situations, and do not be surprised to see him lining up at tailback on occasion.

With as much as the LSU football team relies on its running game to be successful, Ducre could be on the verge of a big season for the Tigers.

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