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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

LSU has the deepest wide receiver corps in the country

The LSU football team had the 114th ranked passing attack in the nation last season, and easily the worst in the SEC. In 2015, the Tigers’ passing offense will be much improved, with a talented wide receiver unit to thank.

LSU has five players with No. 1 receiver potential in junior Travin Dural and sophomores Malachi Dupre, John Diarse, Trey Quinn and DJ Chark.

Quinn lost playing time after struggling with dropped passes as a freshman, but after correcting a vision problem, enters 2015 with high expectations. Diarse’s impressive strength makes him a serious threat as a possession receiver. And Dural, Dupre and Chark provide big play potential anytime they step on the field.

In addition, the Tigers have several talented incoming freshmen that are capable of making an impact.

"“Our depth at receiver is scary sometimes,” Dupre told NOLA.com. ” Because you realize you have that many good receivers, and it’s like, ‘Wow, everyone wants the ball, and everybody has to touch it,’ so I think it’s a really, really good thing that we’re fortunate enough to have as many good receivers as we do. “And I think it’s realistic that we can play six or seven receivers just because of how deep we are. I can say a lot of receivers have made impression this camp and have done a great job. I’m very excited for them to make plays this fall, because I know they will.”"

This depth at wide receiver is what separates LSU from other College Football Playoff contenders. While other teams may have two or three really good receivers, the Tigers have a seemingly never-ending supply of them.

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