LSU Football: The most electric player in the nation resides in Baton Rouge

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LSU football lost a lot of talent from their championship squad, but the well isn’t dry.

LSU football lost a ridiculous amount of talent from its 2019 national championship-winning squad.

14 players were selected in the 2020 NFL Draft. Several others were undrafted free agents. One of the best remaining players — wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase — opted out of the 2020 season.

Passing game coordinator Joe Brady left for the NFL. Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda left to become the new head coach at Baylor.

Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron is essentially coaching a brand new team with several new assistant coaches.

To call it a challenge is an understatement (which is why the slow start to the 2020 season shouldn’t be shocking).

But despite the immense loss of talent, LSU still has the most electric player in the nation on its roster.

And it’s a player that was nowhere close to being a household name entering the season.

LSU football wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr is as good as it gets

Joe Burrow, Ja’Marr Chase, Justin Jefferson, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

Those were the offensive players last season that received top billing for LSU.

Terrace Marshall Jr, the Tigers’ No. 3 wide receiver last season, was mostly an afterthought.

Sure, he performed extremely well (13 touchdowns as a team’s No. 3 wide receiver is pretty good). But he still didn’t get the attention he deserved.

That’s changing in 2020 because Marshall is proving to be one of the most exciting players in the nation.

Just check out this touchdown reception from Marshall on Saturday night against South Carolina.

I mean, what? How is that even possible?

Marshall is a legitimate threat to score every time he touches the ball. He will likely be an early first-round draft pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. LSU would obviously love to have him back next season, but that’s not happening.

The secret is out — Marshall is a superstar.

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Hopefully, the Tigers are able to salvage what’s left of this season and send Marshall out on a high note.

He certainly deserves it.