247Sports says LSU football has the top 2 players in the SEC

LSU Football WR Ja'Marr Chase (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
LSU Football WR Ja'Marr Chase (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

LSU football still has plenty of talent in Baton Rouge, despite losing 14 players to the 2020 NFL Draft.

LSU football may have lost a lot of talent to the NFL after beating Clemson in the national championship, but there’s still plenty of talent in Baton Rouge.

In fact, according to 247Sports, the Tigers have the top two players in the SEC in 2020.

247Sports writer Brandon Marcello recently ranked the top 10 players in the SEC and he has wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase at No. 2 and cornerback Derek Stingley Jr at No. 1.

I can’t imagine there’s much debate here. Chase is clearly the best wide receiver in the nation. And Stingley might be the best overall player in the nation (which is insane, because he only has one season of collegiate experience under his belt).

What sets these LSU football players apart

Chase is the most complete wide receiver that I’ve seen at the college level in a long time. The Louisiana native, who will be a junior in 2020, is tremendous with the ball in his hands. His ability to pick up yards after the catch, combined with his precise route-running ability, makes him a quarterback’s dream. Chase can also stretch the field vertically, which makes him a dangerous threat at all times.

As for Stingley, well he’s just a freak of nature.

Cornerback is probably the hardest position to play in football. And Stingley excelled there as a true freshman in 2019.

Marcello pointed out that Stingley led all cornerbacks in the nation with a coverage grade of 91.9. He also allowed a catch rate of only 38 percent.

Just imagine how much better Stingley is going to be in 2020 with a full season of experience under his belt.

And then LSU fans get to watch him again in 2021.

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Both Chase and Stingley are future top-five NFL draft picks. There’s no doubt they’re the cream of the crop in the SEC.