Kyren Lacy to break out for LSU in 2024

If you're looking for an LSU player to breakout in 2024 then look no further than wide receiver Kyren Lacy
Kyren Lacy 2 and Jayden Daniels 5 celebrate after a touchdown as the LSU Tigers take on Texas
Kyren Lacy 2 and Jayden Daniels 5 celebrate after a touchdown as the LSU Tigers take on Texas / Scott Clause/USA Today / USA TODAY

The LSU Football team is losing its two biggest threats on the outside with Malik Nabers and Brian Thomas Jr entering the NFL Draft. Massive turnover has become a tradition at the position as LSU continues to send dominant duos at receiver to the NFL from Ja'Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson to Odell Beckham Jr and Jarvis Landry.

The LSU Tigers will return Kyren Lacy who will look to fill the void after finishing third on the team in receiving with 558 yards and 7 touchdowns on 30 catches. Lacy will enter his third season at LSU after starting at UL Lafayette for the first two years of his career.

The coaching staff is expecting a massive role for Kyren Lacy with Brian Kelly saying the following during an April media session:

"One of the things that clearly has been present for Kyren Lacy is his consistency. That wasn't necessarily the case with Kyren last year. He was easily distracted at times. He has found the right zone to be in for practice and preparation. He learned a lot last year watching Malik Nabers and Brian Thomas and the way they came to practice everyday. He said, "I can do this too". I'm really happy for him. He's going to have a breakout season because of it. It's just the way he takes over practice. It's going to translate into great success for him."

Brian Kelly

Thus far Lacy has looked the part during the Spring notably catching a 59-yard touchdown from Garrett Nussmeier in the Spring Game. The new duo of QB1 and WR1 have seemingly found their chemistry as the duo seemingly link up on big plays all spring.

If LSU is going to compete for a spot in the expanded College Football Playoff and for an SEC Title offensively they'll need Lacy to be a true top receiver. Transitioning to a first time starter in Garrett Nussmeier may have it's bumps at time as he continues to gain experience but, the transition can go much smoother with a dominant receiver.

With many unknowns at receiver Lacy needs to lead the group

After losing the team's top two receivers LSU will have some unproven receivers to start the season as Aaron Anderson and Chris Hilton Jr look to step up while transfers Zavion Thomas and CJ Daniels look to make an impact. It's hard to gauge how the newcomers will pan out until we see them get significant game experience making Lacy's impact much more important. If Lacy can carry the bulk of the team's targets early on while the others get their feet wet than this offense may be just as explosive down the stretch as it was at times last year.

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