K’Lavon Chaisson (OLB#18) - 95 OVR
SPD - 89
STR - 92
POW - 99
The defensive line for LSU in NCAA 14 bore names like Anthony “The Freak” Johnson, Ego Ferguson, and Jermauria Rasco. All 86 OVR or higher.
What a time…
Closer to a Barkevious Mingo or Dion Jordan, Chaisson has speed off the edge and more power than most players his size, enabling him to bring down quarterbacks by the handful.
Oh, he can hit too.
Michael Divinity, Jr. (OLB#45) - 90 OVR
SPD - 87
TAK - 93
PUR - 89
He’s been in the wings for years now, waiting for his opportunity to strike and show his talent. Coming in with Devin White, Divinity was overshadowed off the bat. Originally used as an edge rusher, Divinity is one of the most versatile linebackers in the country, able to rush the passer, play in space and stop the run. Similar to the ‘backers who played in Death Valley before him, Divinity has sideline to sideline speed and an infectious energy that can hype up the defense and frighten opponents.
Jacob Phillips (MLB #6) - 85 OVR
TAK - 94
PRC - 90
PUR - 93
Learning from Devin White as so many have, Phillips started 11 of 12 games last season, finishing with 87 tackles last season.
A pure physical and technical athlete, Phillips is poised for a large role in LSU’s defense.
Always around the ball, you would think he had a sixth sense on the opposing offense’s play calling. Phillips is also built like an artificially-created player. With his 6’4” height, 233 pound weight, he has the body of the perfect linebacker.