LSU Football: Ed Orgeron surprisingly high on backup DL

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When you think of LSU football‘s interior defenisve linemen, the first names that likely cross your mind are Glen Logan, Neil Farrell, and Maason Smith.

Logan and Farrell are veterans, while Smith is a promising five-star true freshman that’s already impressing folks in Baton Rouge.

Another name that’s mentioned right after those names is Jaquelin Roy.

There’s another interior defensive lineman, however, that’s at the front of Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron’s mind.

Will Joseph Evans be a key defensive player for LSU football in 2021?

Redshirt freshman Joseph Evans has bounced around quite a bit during his time at LSU.

Evans signed with the program as a defensive lineman and played in four games as a true freshman in 2019, compiling seven total tackles.

The Louisiana native moved to the offensive side of the ball last spring, before moving back to defense in the fall.

In five games last season, Evans totaled 13 tackles.

Currently, it appears that Logan and Farrell are set to be the starting defenisve linemen in the Tigers’ new look 4-3 defense under Daronte Jones.

But Evans could be pushing for a starting spot.

Logan is currently dealing with a “minor injury”, which has opened the door a bit of Evans.

And apparently, Evans is making the most of his opportunity.

Coach O said on Tuesday, during an appearance on 104.5 in ESPN, that Evans has been LSU’s best interior defensive lineman recently (via Brooks Kubena).

I don’t know if that means that Evans is going to be starting this fall, but I definitely believe we’ll see a lot of him on the field for the Tigers in 2021.

Next. Coach O quote should excite fans. dark

Programs can never have too much depth along the defensive line.

But fortunately for LSU, it sounds the Tigers should in good shape in the trenches on the defensive side of the ball in 2021.