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2022 LSU football roster tracker

With all the roster turnover and transfer portal ins and outs, I've seen some commenters wondering where the roster stands for 2022, so I figured it would be good to do a FanPost here tracking and updating LSU's roster numbers for the upcoming season.

Good news: The raw numbers are not thin at all, certainly nowhere near as bad as we feared.
Bad news: Some specific positions (DB, TE) may be pretty light on experience/talented depth.

Here's where LSU stands as of April 19.

UPDATE: I also added a player's remaining years of eligibility in () behind their name. Remember, the COVID year doesn't count for college eligibility but a lot of these guys could still be NFL-eligible after this year.

By position (returning --- new)

QUARTERBACK (4)

Brennan (1)
Nussmeier (4)
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Daniels (transfer) (2)
Howard ('22 recruit) (4)

RUNNING BACK (5)

Emery (3)
Bradford (3)
Goodwin (3)
Williams (given a scholly after walking on) (3)
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Cain (transfer) (2)

TIGHT END (3)

K. Taylor (3)
Mashburn (given a scholly after walking on) (3)
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M. Taylor ('22 recruit) (4)

WIDE RECEIVER (8)

Jenkins (1)
Boutte (3) (He gone after '22 though)
Nabers (3)
Bech (3)
Thomas Jr. (3)
Hilton (4)
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Lacy (transfer in) (3)
Ibieta ('22 recruit) (4)

OFFENSIVE TACKLE (6)

Wire (2)
Dellinger (3)
Dumervil (3)
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Frazier (transfer in) (3)
Campbell ('22 recruit) (4)
Bordelon ('22 recruit) (4)

INTERIOR OFFENSIVE LINE (10)

Bradford (3)
Turner (3)
Martinez (3)
Thomas (3)
Perry (3)
Hill (3)
Makane'ole (4)
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Shorts (transfer in) (1)
Jones ('22 recruit) (4)
West ('22 recruit) (was a DL in recruiting, LSU roster page has him at OL) (4)

DEFENSIVE TACKLE (7)

Evans (2)
Roy (3)
Guillory (3)
Smith (3)
Langston (4)
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Wingo (transfer in) (3)
Hill ('22 recruit) (4)

DEFENSIVE END (8)

Gaye (1)
Fonua (1)
Cherry (2)
Ojulari (3) (He gone after '22 though)
Little (3)
Jones (4)
Carter (4)
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Wiggins ('22 recruit) (4)

LINEBACKERS (9)

Baskerville (1)
Jones Jr. (2)
Penn III (3)
Sampah (3)
Webb (3)
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Weeks (transfer in) (3)
Fields (transfer in) (4)
Tolan ('22 recruit) (4)
Perkins ('22 recruit) (4)

CORNERBACKS (9)

Ward (2)
Jones (3)
McGhee (3)
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Bernard-Converse (transfer in) (1)
Banks (transfer in) (1)
Brooks (transfer in) (2)
Garner (transfer in) (2)
Welch ('22 recruit) (4)
Davis-Robinson ('22 recruit) (4)

SAFETIES (8)

Harris (1)
Ryan (3)
Burns (3)
Toles (3)
Langlois (3)
Davis Jr. (4)
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Foucha (transfer in) (1)
Allen ('22 recruit) (4)

SPECIAL TEAMS (4)

Todd (P) (4)
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Bramblett (transfer in) (P) (2)
Roy (transfer in) (LS) (3)
Dibert ('22 recruit) (K) (4)

The Breakdown

Okay, so here's what this means for LSU:

  • The position breakdown currently shows 81 players on scholarship for 2022.
  • 4 transfers have no new spot/can *technically* return (Smith, Moore, Strong, Skinner)
  • LSU still has 2 spots left in the 2022 class (15 croots, 15 transfers already)
  • Let's say 1 of the 5 transfers out comes back
  • That would put LSU at 82 scholarship players, plus those 2 spots still left
  • You figure that there will be some more attrition (transfers, ineligibles, etc)
  • Prime candidates: couple OL, couple DL, maybe RB down on depth chart
  • Let's say they lose 2 more players by the end of fall camp
  • Final total should be about 82 or so players on scholarship in 2022 (81 + 3 - 2)
  • Bottom Line: LSU will have basically a full roster again BUT will likely still need to target TE/OL in the portal since LSU may be thin at those spots.

    2023 will be a whole 'nother can of worms given amount of transfers in this class. May even do a separate post for that.

    Happy to hear feedback, questions, guys I missed, etc.

    As always: Geaux Tigers