LSU Football turning to other defensive position as the transfer portal nears close

Oct 7, 2023; Columbia, Missouri, USA; LSU Tigers head coach Brian Kelly watches play against the
Oct 7, 2023; Columbia, Missouri, USA; LSU Tigers head coach Brian Kelly watches play against the / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The LSU Football team had a clear plan of attack in this Spring transfer portal window as they looked to add defensive tackles for depth and starting ability. Nearly a month later, the LSU Football team has yet to add a player at any position specifically defensive tackle but, still has a few targets they may add. Now that LSU has a clear idea of how their scholarships may be allocated, it appears Brian Kelly is looking into adding talent at other positions.

According to Matt Zenitz of 24/7 Sports, the LSU Football team will host former Tennessee and Louisville transfer defensive back Wesley Walker on a visit. Walker transferred to Louisville this Winter after starting the 2023 season for the Vols. Walker recorded 53 tackles, a forced fumble, and a sack for Tennessee in 2023.

If LSU adds Walker it would certainly bolster the secondary specifically at the safety position. He'd join the Tigers with one year of eligibility remaining after spending three seasons at Georgia Tech and two with Tennessee.

Where Walker may slot into the LSU Football team's plans is at the Star position while showing he excels at nickel thus far. If the team agrees and deploys Walker at the Star position, he may challenge Major Burns for the starting role or eventually take over at the position.

Adding any defensive talent is the right idea for LSU

After the defensive disaster that was the 2023 season, adding any talent on the defensive side of the football makes a ton of sense for LSU. The team has plenty of question marks on the defensive line and in the defensive backfield which makes adding transfers a great idea. The team should look to continue adding defensive puzzle pieces especially if they can't land a defensive tackle as the group has too many questions heading into 2024.

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