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dstone12
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Member since Jan 2007
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Thoughts on our OLine?

What is the ideal depth for an OLine these days?
-just going for numbers, here.

Would you add a couple more OT's, if they are worth an offer?

Some will say, 'what does depth matter if the guys behind, can't play anyway?'

In a perfect world, all players given an offer were deemed worthy enough to contribute at some point, hence their offer.

So here is 2013's Oline. Change it all you like. Weights are based on projected Fall arrival...not current.

T
Vadal Alexander 6-6 320 so
Derek Edinburgh 6-7 320 fr
Jonah Austin 6-5 320 so

G
La’el Collins 6-4 315 jr
Josh Boutte 6-4 310 fr*
Andy Dodd 6-3 315 fr*

C
Elliot Porter 6-4 300 jr
Fehoko Fanaika 6-6 330 jr
Karl Malone Jr. 6-4 300 fr*

G
Josh Williford 6-7 330 sr
Trai Turner 6-2 335 so

T
Jerald Hawkins 6-5 290 so
Evan Washington 6-5 315 jr may not ever play after showing promise as a rs frosh
Ethan Pocic 6-6 290 fr*



Are there any position moves projected?
Like Jordan Allen or Tevin Lawson?....heard they could interchange for OL.
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memphstigers23
Ole Miss Fan
Fenway Pahk
Member since Mar 2012
10278 posts

re: Thoughts on our OLine?
quote:

C
Elliot Porter 6-4 300 jr
Fehoko Fanaika 6-6 330 jr
Andy Dodd 6-3 315 fr*

Dodd will be at G not C


quote:

G
Josh Williford 6-7 330 sr
Trai Turner 6-2 335 so
Karl Malone Jr 6-4 300 fr*

Malone will be looked at for C
This post was edited on 1/10 at 12:43 pm


dstone12
East Carolina Fan
Member since Jan 2007
4276 posts

re: Thoughts on our OLine?
corrected, Thank you.


ColeLSU
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2008
1254 posts

re: Thoughts on our OLine?
Hopefully:
LT -Collins
-Pocic
LG -Alexander
-Boutte
C -Porter
-Fanaika
RG -Turner
-Williford
RT -Hawkins
-Edinburgh Jr.


More probably:
LT - Hawkins
LG - Collins
C - Porter
RG- Turner
RT - Alexander


TxTiger82
Wisconsin Fan
Madison, WI
Member since Sep 2004
25655 posts

re: Thoughts on our OLine?
IMO if the idea is to get the best players on the field we would slide Collins over to LT and move Williford over to LG. This allows for a stronger second team as well, with Hawkins-Austin-Fanakia-Boutte-Edinburgh.

LT Collins - Hawkins/Pocic
LG Williford - Austin/Boutte
C Porter - Fanaika
RG Turner - Austin/Boutte
RT Alexander - Edinburgh Jr./Pocic
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Manswers
LSU Fan
Ann Arbor
Member since Feb 2009
794 posts

re: Thoughts on our OLine?
That's pretty nice list. We just need someone to step up at LT but there are a lot of really good, individual parts.


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brewhan davey
USA Fan
Audubon Place
Member since Sep 2010
26058 posts

re: Thoughts on our OLine?
Has Hawkins made that much progress? I've been seeing his name toward the top of most projected depth charts for next season.


gotygers
LSU Fan
west St.Tammany
Member since Sep 2007
3016 posts

re: Thoughts on our OLine?
Fanika is not a center
Collins to LT Fanika starting guard he does not play center


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oauron
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Sep 2011
10801 posts

re: Thoughts on our OLine?
My opinion would be this:

LT - Collins
LG - Fehoko or Williford
C - Porter
RG - Turner
RT - Alexander

I think that whoever doesn't start above, they'll be the first guy in much like Josh D was before Faulk's injury.


Manswers
LSU Fan
Ann Arbor
Member since Feb 2009
794 posts

re: Thoughts on our OLine?
Is Evan Washington no longer with the team? I don't see him on anyone's depth chart.


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Cincinnati Bowtie
San Jose State Fan
Sparta
Member since May 2008
7021 posts

re: Thoughts on our OLine?
To this staff, Collins is a guard.


Jakeyura
LSU Fan
Belle Chasse, La / Gulf Shores, Al
Member since Nov 2012
1076 posts

re: Thoughts on our OLine?
This is what I think would be the strongest o-line setup

T: Collins
G: Alexander
C: Turner
G: Williford
T: Hawkins


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vargas43
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2012
89 posts

re: Thoughts on our OLine?
LT - Collins
LG - Fehoko or Williford
C - Porter
RG - Turner
RT - Alexander


this
This post was edited on 1/10 at 1:55 pm


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RollTigersRoll
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2011
802 posts

re: Thoughts on our OLine?
quote:

Jerald Hawkins 6-5 290 so


quote:

Has Hawkins made that much progress? I've been seeing his name toward the top of most projected depth charts for next season.



yes hes made a ton of progress, & has emerged as the best OL in the 2012 class behind vadal.
and hes actually listed as 6'6" 300lbs on lsusports.net & 247; which means that he could be up to roughly 310 come fall.

the redshirt did wonders for him


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Les
LSU Fan
Red Stick
Member since Sep 2012
410 posts

re: Thoughts on our OLine?
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To this staff, Collins is a guard.


Absolutely! no way we put Collins at LT after what happened this year. Les and Co is way to invested in Collins as a run blocking guard IMO

I expect this to be starting OL:
LT - Hawkins
LG - Collins
C - Porter
RG- Turner
RT - Alexander
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LSUTil_iDie
LA-Monroe Fan
Lawrenceville, GA
Member since Jan 2012
4585 posts

re: Thoughts on our OLine?

Good Lord that's a lot of beef on the line.


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GeauxLSU4
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Feb 2012
1624 posts

re: Thoughts on our OLine?
Is it just me or does anyone else think vadal is a guard instead of tackle? I just don't think his feet are good enough to be on the outside. Collins is staying at guard from everything I'm hearing


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lsuguy13
LSU Fan
Tha Present
Member since Mar 2004
7395 posts

re: Thoughts on our OLine?
Think collins moves to Lt


phison
Member since Dec 2011
615 posts

re: Thoughts on our OLine?
quote:

Has Hawkins made that much progress? I've been seeing his name toward the top of most projected depth charts for next season.


yeah hes a baller. supposedly had a great redshirt campaign. even les mentioned that


dstone12
East Carolina Fan
Member since Jan 2007
4276 posts

re: Thoughts on our OLine?
Cool, and thanks for the input.

But the reason i put this on the RB is that, in the rant's opinion, should we go ahead and add more guys now; so we won't be in this situation two years from now?


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