After some significant signs of improvement last year and recent changes to staff, it’s easy to be excited about this season’s LSU offense.
One vital piece of that puzzle is going to be returning tight end, Foster Moreau. On the offensive side of the ball, the Tigers will have lost some of their most experienced players, leaving Moreau as one of the team’s last true “old souls”.
The 6-foot-6, 250 pound senior-to-be may have opted not to enter the NFL draft this year, but he is sure to be a hot commodity when 2019 rolls around.
And he’s got some impressive stats to show for it, too.
Per Pro Football Focus’ Josh Liskiewitz, Moreau is one of the nation’s top ten run blockers. In fact, he currently ranks No. 3 in the country.
But as for the FBS, he’s sitting pretty at the top of the charts.
“His 81.4 run blocking grade was number one among all FBS tight ends last season,” Liskiewitz said.
By the numbers, Moreau has proven himself to be arguably LSU’s most steady and reliable offensive target.
“His 476 run blocks was number three in the country. The number one guy was from Air Force, which runs almost exclusively option plays, so this speaks to Moreau’s consistency and dependability.”
According to Liskiewitz, if Moreau has one small downfall, it’s in the area of pass protection.
“He didn’t have the same level of success in pass protection, however, as we have him down for 9 pressures on 112 blocks.”
In 2017, Moreau racked up 24 receptions for 278 yards, averaging 11.6 yards per catch. He also accounted for three LSU touchdowns.
Moreau could easily be a front-runner to wear the honorable No. 18 jersey, awarded to players who excel as leaders both on and off the football field.