Five Returning LSU Football Players To Watch in 2024

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3. Will Campbell

Will Campbell
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Junior offensive tackle Will Campbell enters this season as the consensus best offensive lineman in the country, with draft experts at The Athletic even naming him the number one 2025 NFL Draft prospect heading into the season. Campbell is currently on a 15 game streak of not allowing a quarterback sack dating back to his freshman season in 2022. He was a team captain last year as a sophomore, and has proved to be incredibly reliable, playing the most snaps of any Tiger on offense in 2023. Campbell's name should continue to rise on draft boards as he makes Garrett Nussmeier's transition to QB1 much easier in 2024.

4. Whit Weeks

Whit Weeks
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True sophomore linebacker Whit Weeks enters his second season with the Tigers primed to make a significant impact after seeing action in 11 games and starting 3 times in his freshman season. Weeks recorded 49 tackles in 2023, the most of any LSU freshman, and led the team in tackles in his first start against Mississippi State. He finished the season with a strong showing in the ReliaQuest Bowl game, recording 8 tackles in 45 snaps. Look for Weeks to play an important role in the Tigers' defense in 2024, regardless of what formation the defense implements.

5. Kyren Lacy

Kyren Lacy, Daylan Carnell
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5th year senior receiver Kyren Lacy will look to slide into the vacancy left by Brian Thomas Jr. and Malik Nabers as WR1 for Nussmeier and new offensive coordinator Joe Sloan. Lacy was a distant third behind the two first round wide receivers on last year's squad in total yards and touchdowns, but he led the team in yards per catch with an average of 18.6. His veteran leadership will be crucial in elevating a talented but inexperienced receiving corps in 2024, as he looks to boost his own draft stock and LSU's growing reputation as the real WRU.

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