LSU Football: 2-Deep depth chart projections for 2017

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What will the depth chart look like for LSU Football in 2017? Derrius Guice and Arden Key are locks to start, but other positions are open for competition.

Last season, LSU lost four games and ended up playing Louisville in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl. Part of the reason for the Tigers’ four loss season was an unproven offense, especially at the quarterback position. Danny Etling came off the bench in the second game of the season and led the Tigers to eight wins, but none of them were earned.

LSU had issues at quarterback in 2016 with Brandon Harris being inconsistent, and Etling proved to be the right guy to lead the team. As Les Miles was fired after a heartbreaking loss at Auburn, Ed Orgeron came in and rallied the team.

The main issue for the Tigers in 2016 was that Etling had a problem with completing long passes down the field. Time and time again he would attempt a long pass and overthrow the intended receiver. But heading into 2017, there is a new regime in Baton Rouge. LSU has a star-studded freshman that could be taking first team snaps in the opener against BYU on September 2. The defense is yet again stacked, with Arden Key, Donte Jackson and freshman safety Grant Delpit highlighting another elite defense in Baton Rouge.

What key players for LSU will rise to the challenge and earn a starting role as the Tigers fight their way to an SEC Championship?

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Starting Quarterback: Danny Etling

Backups: Myles Brennan, Lowell Narcisse

LSU has a quality quarterback outlook for 2017. Etling is back for his senior season, and freshman Myles Brennan is looking to take the college football world by storm. Both Brennan and Lowell Narcisse are seeking to compete with Etling for the starting job as the Tigers open fall camp this week. Though Etling will likely be the starter, both backups could likely see playing time this season.

For the Tigers to compete for an SEC Championship, the coaching staff has to make the right decision for a starter and go with the player that will best lead the Tigers to success. Brennan just arrived on campus over the summer, but has already been turning heads in practice and early through fall camp. Many around the team expect him to compete very heavily for the starting role.