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Chark is the latest LSU receiver ready to star after college

When is the last time LSU had a great wide receiver?

I don’t mean players who we later realized were NFL caliber receivers. I mean players who were great while playing for the Tigers.

  • Brandon LaFell had 1,700 career receiving yards at LSU before moving on to the NFL.
  • Malachi Dupre’s best season in Baton Rouge was 2015, when he had 698 receiving yards.
  • Jarvis Landry had 1,800 receiving yards in his three-year LSU career.

How about Odell Beckham Jr.? The man who is so great as an NFL player that he’s known simply by his initials posted 2,300 receiving yards in his college career.
All of those players have played wide receiver at LSU since 2010 then gone on to prove they were much better players than they had a chance to show at LSU.

So, it was no surprise to hear that one of the stars of the NFL Combine was D.J. Chark, a wide receiver who averaged two catches per game and scored six total receiving touchdown in his college career.
Chark ran a 4.34 40, the fastest of any player at the Combine. He was also impressive in the vertical leap and broad jump.

Chark appears headed for a stellar NFL career, which is great for him.
But it’s not so great for the coaches in Baton Rouge who are charged with utilizing the awesome talent at their disposal. They clearly need to Tighten Up.

Who do you think needs to Tighten Up? Call in and the best and most entertaining suggestion will win a $25 gift card from Wintzell’s Oyster House.

For Threaded Fasteners, I’m Randy Kennedy with Tighten Up.

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