Place battles in spring soccer are at all times of curiosity to followers. Right here’s a have a look at six key place battles within the SEC.
Najee Harris is gone however clearly there’s expertise to switch him. Brian Robinson Jr. has the within monitor after dashing for almost 500 yards final season however Jase McClellan is a shifty again and has extra velocity. Trey Sanders, a former five-star, is the wildcard coming off a knee harm his freshman yr.
Emory Jones is the inheritor obvious to Kyle Trask however Anthony Richardson is not any slouch and confirmed fashes final yr as nicely. Jones has been extra constant as a runner than a passer general and consistency is the query, so Richardson ought to push him.
Kellen Mond has been the person in School Station for what seems like 10 years so now it’s time for brand new blood to take over a proficient offense. With the protection anticipated to be lights out, the brand new QB can come alongside slowly. Haynes King is the favourite however he solely appeared in two video games final season whereas Zach Calzada has even much less expertise. Add in freshman Eli Stowers to the combination and you’ve got expertise however zero expertise. King, together with his mobility, ought to win the job however it received’t be till the autumn.
Who replaces Azeez Ojulari as a quarterback’s nightmare within the Georgia protection? Nolan Smith is the possible reply with Adam Anderson and Robert Beal additionally being able to be a hybrid cross rusher. Jalen Carter is getting a have a look at finish which is spectacular due to his dimension however there might be an athletic hybrid chasing issues down on passing downs and I’ve my cash on Smith.
Myles Brennan? Bear in mind him? It appears he’s been round for seven years or so. He has the expertise within the system over Max Johnson and TJ Finley however each had been rushed into service final yr after a Brennan harm. I believe LSU might be fairly good this yr and to me Brennan is an enormous a part of that.