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Is it Good that Kayshon Boutte is Returning for Senior year @ LSU Football?

Fast forward to his junior year in 2022, expectations were high with first-round draft pick-or-bust narratives on his shoulders.

LSU wide receiver Kayshon Boutte’s return to Baton Rouge set the tone for what this program is building for the future. Many wondered how Brian Kelly would handle NFL Draft conversations, and after Boutte’s announcement, it’s clear the pitch is good.

The return of Boutte is something people would never have thought. Despite a season where he may not have lived up to expectations, the star wide receiver was still considered a top-10 player heading into the draft.

His path to greatness has moved incredibly fast.

Boutte burst onto the scene as a freshman and carried his success into his sophomore campaign. In Year 2 with the Tigers, he reeled in 38 catches for 509 receiving yards and nine touchdowns, but an ankle injury sidelined him for half of the season.

On pace to win the Biletnikoff Award, his chances of securing the prestigious honor diminished after being ruled out for the rest of his sophomore campaign.