3. Jordan Jefferson will have a nice set of targets.
We’ve already discussed Jefferson too much perhaps, so let’s take a moment to look at who he’s throwing to. Losing Brandon LaFell hurts, but Terrance Tolliver appears ready to take over the featured receiving role. Rueben Randle, a consensus five-star player coming out of high school, figures to be in line for the second receiver spot after catching a few balls as a freshman. The electric Russell Shepard now is a full-time receiver after being the wildcat quarterback, and that should help his development and shore up the position. Also consider that former Florida receivers coach Billy Gonzalez has joined LSU in the same role. “Florida wide receiver” used to be dirty words in the NFL, but Andre Caldwell, Percy Harvin, and Louis Murphy are changing that and all learned under Gonzalez. His guidance will help the younger guys to blossom at the position.