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LSU safety Grant Delpit, cornerback Kristian Fulton, and outside linebacker K'Lavon Chaisson were all named to ESPN's list of the 50 Best College Football players for the upcoming season.

Delpit was No. 5 on the list, Fulton was No. 32, and Chaisson was No. 36.

4. Grant Delpit
Last year's ranking: NR
Key 2018 stat: Led SEC with five interceptions

It is hard to believe Delpit was just a sophomore last season when he emerged as one of the best defensive players in the country, earning unanimous All-America honors while becoming a finalist for the Nagurski Award. His versatility allows him to do so many things so well, and that shows on his stat line. Last season, he had 74 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, five sacks, led the SEC with five interceptions, and added nine pass breakups, four quarterback hurries, a forced fumble and fumble recovery.

32. Kristian Fulton
Last year's ranking: NR
Key 2018 stat: Allowed just six first downs or TDs in coverage

There's a reason LSU has branded itself as Defensive Back U. The Tigers just keep churning out great secondary players, and Fulton is the kind of lockdown cornerback any team would love to have. The 6-foot, 192-pound senior has tremendous speed and instincts and allowed just six first downs or touchdowns in coverage for all of the 2018 season. Fulton missed the 2017 season while serving an NCAA-mandated suspension, but quickly reasserted himself as one of the SEC's top corners a year ago.

36. K'Lavon Chaisson
RS Sophomore
Last year's ranking: NR
Key 2017 stat (sat out most of 2018 with torn ACL): 27 tackles

After suffering a torn ACL in the season opener a year ago against Miami, Chaisson is back and ready to prove he's one of the best edge pass-rushers in the college game. The 6-foot-4, 238-pound redshirt sophomore showed all kinds of promise as a true freshman before going down in the opener last season. If he stays healthy, Chaisson will be a force in Dave Aranda's 3-4 defense.
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What's an ESPN?
Reply5 days
Justin Fields? Lmao - based on what???
Reply7 days
Any list that claims a player runs a sub 4-second 40 yard dash should be placed in the fiction section of the library.
Reply8 days
They got the decimal point wrong.
7 days
Gee, thanks ESPN.
Reply8 days
Stingley, Chase, Marshall, Jefferson, Lawrence, Divinity, Phillips, Burrow, Emery, and a few others have the potential to play like top 50 players. With good health, good scheme, good play-calling, and focus, this LSU team can absolutely slay the midget and compete for a championship! O-line has to step up, though.
Reply8 days
Looking at that list I can't understand how neither Phillips or Lawrence are on there.
7 days
Travis Etienne.....damn..
Reply8 days
For sure. Which LSU coach screwed the pooch on evaluating him?
8 days
LSU did go after Etienne. He just chose Clemson over LSU and a few others. We still good at RB. I believe Emery will be a game changer. Our running game will be an upgrade from last year.
7 days
HS coach Phelps is an Ole Miss guy. Last JHS stud never saw the field in Baton Rouge under former regime. Can't blame the kid.
5 days
They sleeping on Rashard
Reply8 days
That’s more what I was thinking also. Was pretty shocked he wasn’t one of the 3 listed. He is DOMINANT when he is on and healthy. (see UGA or UCF games for reference)
8 days
Yet they got a guy at Bama that missed all of 2018 and a chunk of 2017. Oh and Dylan Moses who is the new guy that they have to continue to overrate.
7 days
Jonathan Taylor should be #2
Reply8 days
"Delpit was No. 5 on the list"... proceeds to quote article where Delpit is #4. Never change TD Staff Reporter, never change.
Reply8 days
He literally can't change because they refuse to give us an edit button.
8 days
Again, ESPN sucking off bama with this list
Reply8 days
There sucking off Clemson more than Bama.
8 days
Alabama has 10 out of 50 lol
8 days
They’re**** blanky
8 days
Is it just me or does anyone else not understand the hype of Sam Ellengher?
Reply8 days
EDIT: He's number 11 or so on that list.
8 days
On the other hand, would you understand the K’LC hype if you were, say for example, a Purdue fan?
8 days
He's a really good player. I despise that team and their coach but on the field he's good. Reminds me of Matt Mauck.
8 days
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