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LSU Football: Post-Spring Game Two-Deep Depth Chart

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 31:  Zach Mettenberger #8 of the LSU Tigers passes against the Clemson Tigers during the 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl at Georgia Dome on December 31, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Sean MerrimanCorrespondent IApril 22, 2013

So, we ask, what can we take from Saturday's scrimmage?

For one the Tigers' offense looks to be in great hands.

The quarterbacks and receivers were exceptional in the game, both backups and starters.

Senior-to-be quarterback Zach Mettenberger completed 12-of-19 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns as the White team cruised to a 37-0 win over the Purple Team.

Mettenberger’s primary backup, Stephen Rivers, also had a big day for the Tigers. The younger brother of San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers connected on 7-of-10 passes for 185 yards and two touchdown strikes of his own.

While the quarterback position appears to be pretty stable, other positions are not as clear.

Wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry had huge outings, while tight end Dillon Gordon added a touchdown reception, helping his chances to move up the depth chart. 

The offensive line was strong for the White team, despite being without several projected starters. True freshman Ethan Pocic struggled at times with snap exchanges, but he was exceptional from a blocking standpoint. The same can be said with redshirt freshman Jerald Hawkins, who filled in at right tackle and certainly cemented his name in the two-deep depth chart heading into this summer.

On defense, defensive end is up for grabs this spring, but sophomore-to-be Danielle Hunter had a standout performance on Saturday.  Hunter recorded a game-high eight tackles and added two sacks for the White team, but will that be enough to secure one of those starting defensive end spots this fall?

Both Jalen Collins and Jalen Mills sat out during Saturday’s scrimmage, which left more playing time for some of the younger guys in the secondary like Corey Thompson and Dwayne Thomas. Both did a nice job in keeping opposing receivers under check throughout the day. 

Who else stood out and cemented their name on the post-spring depth chart?

Let's find out right here as we take a look at LSU's updated two-deep depth chart after Saturday's annual spring game.

This is a depth chart based on the Bleacher Report author’s opinion and not an official team release.

Offense

Quarterback

1. Zach Mettenberger, Senior

2. Stephen Rivers, Sophomore

Running Back

1. Jeremy Hill, Sophomore

2. Alfred Blue, Junior

Fullback

1. JC Copeland, Senior

2. Connor Neighbors, Senior

Wide Receiver 1

1. Jarvis Landry, Junior

2. Kaadron Boone, Senior

Wide Receiver 2

1. Odell Beckham Jr., Junior

2. Travin Dural, RS Freshman

Tight End

1. Travis Dickson, Junior

2. Dillon Gordon, Sophomore

Left Tackle

1. La'el Collins, Junior

2. Jerald Hawkins, Redshirt Freshman

Left Guard

1. Josh Williford, Senior

2. Ethan Pocic, Freshman

Center

1. Elliot Porter, Junior

2. Ethan Pocic, Freshman

Right Guard

1. Trai Turner, Sophomore

2. Josh Boutte, Freshman

Right Tackle

1. Vadal Alexander, Sophomore

2. Derek Edinburgh, RS Freshman

Defense

Left Defensive End

1. Danielle Hunter, Sophomore

2. Jordan Allen, Junior

Right Defensive End

1. Jermauria Rasco, Junior

2. Frank Herron, Freshman

Left Defensive Tackle

1. Anthony Johnson, Junior

2. Mickey Johnson, Sophomore

Right Defensive Tackle

1. Ego Ferguson, Junior

2. Maquedious Bain, Freshman

SAM (Outside Linebacker)

1. Tahj Jones, Senior

2. Deion Jones, Sophomore

MIKE (Middle Linebacker)

1. Lamin Barrow, Senior

2. D.J. Welter, Junior

WILL (Outside Linebacker)

1. Kwon Alexander, Sophomore

2. Lorenzo Phillips, RS Freshman

Left Cornerback

1. Jalen Collins, Sophomore

2. Tre'Davious White, Freshman

Right Cornerback

1. Jalen Mills, Sophomore

2. Dwayne Thomas, RS Freshman

Free Safety

1. Ronald Martin, Junior

2. Corey Thompson, Sophomore

Short Safety

1. Craig Loston, Senior

2. Micah Eugene, Sophomore

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