LSU Football: Tigers will have the best WR trio in the nation in 2020

LSU football WR Terrace Marshall Jr(Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)
LSU football WR Terrace Marshall Jr(Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images) /

LSU football is set to have the best wide receiver trio in the nation in 2020.

LSU football lost one of the best wide receivers in the nation in Justin Jefferson to the NFL, but the Tigers will still have the best wide receiver trio in college football in 2020.

Everyone knows about Ja’Marr Chase, the rising junior wide receiver who caught 84 passes for 1,780 yards and 20 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2019.

Chase was the best wide receiver in the country in 2019. And he’ll be even better in 2020.

Then there’s Terrace Marshall Jr, the speedy former five-star wide receiver, who had a very good sophomore season, catching 46 passes for 671 yards and 13 touchdowns. Not bad for the No. 3 wide receiver on the team (Marshall’s 13 receiving touchdowns would’ve led every other team in the SEC except for Alabama).

Chase and Marshall will be the Tigers’ top two wide receivers in 2020.

But it’s LSU’s expected No. 3 wide receiver that will take this trio’s production to the next level.

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Racey McMath isn’t a former five-star wide receiver. He didn’t arrive in Baton Rouge with the same fanfare as Chase, Marshall, and other elite recruits.

The Louisiana native, who will be a senior in 2020, signed with the Tigers as a three-star wide receiver in 2017.

McMath’s production in 2019 was modest at best. He caught 17 passes for 285 yards and three touchdowns.

But don’t let those numbers fool you. McMath is talented. He’s fast. And everyone associated with LSU is expecting him to have a big season in 2020.

Tigers offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger said earlier this offseason that he expects McMath to have a breakout season as a senior.

Chase’s father, Jimmy Chase, told WAFB’s Jacques Doucet this week that McMath is faster than Chase and Marshall. And he thinks the trio could be better than LSU’s starting trio in 2019.

McMath has the size/speed combination (he’s 6’3″) to be a dominant wide receiver in the SEC. If he takes a major step forward in 2020, then it’s going to be a long season for defensive backs in the SEC West.

The fact that LSU could lose one of the most productive wide receivers in the nation and somehow get better is insane.

This is just a testament to the incredible recruiting that LSU has done under Coach O.

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By the way, those aren’t the only talented wide receivers on the Tigers’ roster. LSU also has some stud newcomers on the way in five-star signee Kayshon Boutte and four-star signee Koy Moore. Along with former four-star wide receivers Devonta Lee and Trey Palmer.

It’s hard to see too much of a drop-off for the Tigers in 2020, despite the incredible talent the program lost to the NFL earlier this off-season.