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Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
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.
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4. Grant Delpit
S, LSU
Junior
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
CB, LSU
Senior
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
OLB, LSU
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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28 Comments
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TigerSpray58 months
What's an ESPN?
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mr bunion58 months
Justin Fields? Lmao - based on what???
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Any list that claims a player runs a sub 4-second 40 yard dash should be placed in the fiction section of the library.
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Datbayoubengal58 months
They got the decimal point wrong.
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oleheat58 months
Gee, thanks ESPN.
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Nolaughingmatter58 months
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.
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Datbayoubengal58 months
Looking at that list I can't understand how neither Phillips or Lawrence are on there.
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GaTiger2758 months
Travis Etienne.....damn..
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KCT58 months
For sure. Which LSU coach screwed the pooch on evaluating him?
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Mouche33758 months
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.
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TigerSpray58 months
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.
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BigDawg042058 months
They sleeping on Rashard
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alumni9558 months
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)
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Datbayoubengal58 months
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.
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Mr. Hangover58 months
Jonathan Taylor should be #2
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slackster58 months
"Delpit was No. 5 on the list"... proceeds to quote article where Delpit is #4. Never change TD Staff Reporter, never change.
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Lsu10120558 months
He literally can't change because they refuse to give us an edit button.
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gcmoney358 months
Again, ESPN sucking off bama with this list
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Blanky671558 months
There sucking off Clemson more than Bama.
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SlowurRole58 months
Alabama has 10 out of 50 lol
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Mr. Hangover58 months
They’re**** blanky
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Fonzarelli58 months
Is it just me or does anyone else not understand the hype of Sam Ellengher?
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Fonzarelli58 months
EDIT: He's number 11 or so on that list.
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alumni9558 months
On the other hand, would you understand the K’LC hype if you were, say for example, a Purdue fan?
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chinco banditos58 months
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.
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