Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
LSU senior safety Jalen Mills and junior linebacker Kendell Beckwith were both named to 2015 Chuck Bednarik Award watch list on Tuesday.

The Bednarik Award is given to the College Defensive Player of the Year. Per

Last season Mills finished with 62 tackles, five pass breakups, three tackles for a loss, two quarterback hurries, one interception and one fumble recovery.

Beckwith, who started the final seven games of the 2014 season, enters his first full season as the starting middle linebacker after he accumulated 77 tackles, 7.5 tackles for a loss, two sacks, three pass breakups, two quarterback hurries, two fumble recoveries and one interception that he returned 29 yards for a touchdown last year.
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BayouBengal99108 months
Beckwith is going to have a monster season! If Valentine can get on the field our front seven will be deep with Locature, Godchaux, Valentine, and the fifth year senior his name always slips my mind. That's two deep and then you still have Gilmore and Harron if the light finally goes on for them. Bain hopefully gets his stuff together. Our DEs will be fine and by the end of the season this D might be the best in the league by a good bit. If the offense can finally take that leap we can do some damage this year and get LSU back on the national map with a playoff birth. GT
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Datbayoubengal108 months
To think what he did starting only 7 games and learning on the fly. He's going to blow up next year.

Honestly Beckwith is my favorite player on defense.
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Dan Bilzerian108 months
I can see Beckwith having a monster year and winning it.
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