Scouting LSU: Trouble Spots For Clemson

LB Kevin Minter, DEs Sam Montgomery, Barkevious Mingo anchor elite LSU defense

Georgia wide receiver Chris Conley is tackled by LSU linebacker Karnell Hatcher and LSU safety Eric Reid in the third quarter.

Photo by Nathan Gray

Georgia wide receiver Chris Conley is tackled by LSU linebacker Karnell Hatcher and LSU safety Eric Reid in the third quarter.

Trouble Spots For Clemson

LB Kevin Minter: LSU's overall team MVP, Minter ranks third in the SEC in tackles with 11 and was a finalist for the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker. He was twice named national defensive player of the week - once after making 17 solo tackles against Florida, and again after recording 12 tackles and an interception against Texas A&M.

WR Jarvis Landry: He led the Tigers in receptions with 52 and had four receiving touchdowns. He's averaging just over 10 yards per catch.

C P.J. Lonergan: He started all 12 games at center and rarely came out of the game, while leading the team in total snaps and offensive line grade.

DE Sam Montgomery: The Greenwood, S.C. native and former Clemson recruiting target earned first-team All-SEC and third-team All-America honors. He has 32 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, and led the Tigers in sacks with seven.

DE Barkevious Mingo: He led the team with 12 quarterback-hurries, to go with 33 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and four sacks.

S Eric Reid: All-American defensive back had 81 tackles and two interceptions.

PR Odell Beckham Jr.: He returned two punts for touchdowns and is averaging almost 10 yards per attempt.

RB Jeremy Hill: He emerged as a leader in a solid and deep running backs corps.

S Craig Loston: A one-time Clemson recruiting commitment, Loston has 46 tackles and a team-high three interceptions, with 103 return yards.

QB Zach Mettenberger: A junior college transfer who began his college career at Georgia, he ended the season as a 2,500-yard passer.

© 2012 OrangeAndWhite.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Discuss
  • Print

Comments » 0

Be the first to post a comment!

Share your thoughts

Comments are the sole responsibility of the person posting them. You agree not to post comments that are off topic, defamatory, obscene, abusive, threatening or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be banned. Click here for our full user agreement.

Comments can be shared on Facebook and Yahoo!. Add both options by connecting your profiles.

Features