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Apr 5, 2014; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Brandon Harris (6) runs for a touchdown past cornerback Dwayne Thomas (13) during the 2014 spring game at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

7. LSU

Last Season: 10-3 (5-3)

The Good: There is always talent in Baton Rouge. After every season, the Tigers lose a small army to the NFL, and yet they always seem to find enough replacements to challenge for the conference championship. This year appears to be no different, as LSU welcomes back an athletic bunch on defense, a solid offensive line, and many gifted freshmen.

The Bad: As much talent as there may be on offense, the team must find a way to replace the most productive quartet in the SEC from last season. Never in school history had LSU featured a 3,000-yard passer, 1,000-yard rusher and two 1,000-yard receivers, but all are now gone to the NFL.

The Ugly: The Tigers could start a true freshman at quarterback, running back and wide receiver. Yes, Brandon Harris, Leonard Fournette and Malachi Dupre could be great in time, but you never want to force such young players to carry such a heavy load.

Position-By-Position Ranking (Out of 14 SEC Teams)

Quarterbacks – 11th

Running Backs – 6th

Wide Receivers – 9th

Tight Ends – 10th

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  • Tackles – 3rd

    Guards – 3rd

    Centers – 7th

    Total Offense – 5th

    Defensive Ends – 1st

    Defensive Tackles – 10th

    Outside Linebackers – 6th

    Inside Linebackers – 5th

    Cornerbacks – 2nd

    Safeties – 6th

    Total Defense – 3rd

    Kickers – 3rd

    Punters – 4th

    Kick Returners – 11th

    Punt Returners – 9th

    Head Coach – 5th

    Offensive Coordinator/Play-Caller – 2nd

    Defensive Coordinator/Play-Caller – 2nd

    Experience – 11th

    Schedule – 5th