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LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, wide receiver Justin Jefferson, and cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. was all named ESPN's College Football Midseason All-America Team on Thursday:
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QB: Joe Burrow, LSU
Burrow gets the edge over others because of where he's doing his work. Passing game coordinator Joe Brady has helped the Tigers completely transform the way they play. LSU already has 31 touchdown drives of less than three minutes. The Tigers rank third in the FBS in yards per play, at 8.01. They ranked 84th in that statistic last season. Burrow leads the FBS with a 79.6% completion rate for 2,157 yards with 25 touchdowns and three interceptions. In three games, he completed better than 85% with more than 20 attempts.

WR: Justin Jefferson, LSU
This pick could easily have been Jefferson's teammate, Ja'Marr Chase, who has 30 catches for 578 yards and eight touchdowns. But Jefferson was huge in both of LSU's biggest games to date. He had nine catches for 163 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-38 win at Texas. Then he had 10 receptions for 123 yards and one score in a 42-28 victory over Florida. In six games, he has 40 receptions for 670 yards and eight scores. According to TruMedia data, Jefferson doesn't have a drop in 46 targets, which is tied for best among FBS players.

CB: Derek Stingley Jr., LSU
One of only two true freshmen on our midseason All-America team, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound Stingley has been everything (and then some) the Tigers hoped they were getting in the nation's No. 1 CB recruit. He has three interceptions, which leads the team, and his nine pass breakups are tied for fourth nationally. Florida went after him last week, and at times, Stingley gave up a few plays. But when the fourth quarter rolled around and the Tigers needed their talented freshman to come through, he did just that, with a key interception to thwart a Florida drive in LSU's 42-28 victory.
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"Jefferson doesn't have a drop in 46 targets, which is tied for best among FBS players." Lol. No shite. How can you have better than zero drops?
Reply1 month
Well deserved for all 3! Burrow has shot up draft boards, I think it's about time Jefferson starts getting some attention from the NFL.
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And sting is already a 1st round lock
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