LSU’s La’el Collins Lands on ESPN CFB Top 100 Players List
ESPN.com continues to unveil their preseason rankings for the top 100 players in college football. The second LSU Tiger to be named on the list, La’el Collins, comes in at #37.
The senior left tackle will be responsible for protecting the blind side of either Brandon Harris or Anthony Jennings, making him the most important offensive lineman on the Tigers roster.
Of Collins, ESPN says “He started his career as a guard on the Tigers’ offensive line but has settled in at left tackle and enters the 2014 season as one of the top left tackles in college football. Collins is a polished pass protector, but he’s also a powerful run-blocker.”
Coming in at #35 on the list is defensive lineman Robert Nkemidiche. Nkemidiche was a one time LSU commit, but he decommitted and eventually accepted a scholarship to attend Ole Miss.
LSU freshman Leonard Fournette was previously named to the list, as was former Haughton High quarterback Dak Prescott who is considered a Heisman candidate at Mississippi State.
The top 20 players will be released on Friday.