The 2022 season may not have started as planned for this LSU receiving corps, but they’re beginning to put it all together as we reach the back half of the season. Led by Malik Nabers, Brian Thomas Jr., and Jaray Jenkins, this unit has shined over the last few weeks.
Though junior wideout Kayshon Boutte hasn’t been the clearcut WR1 for LSU, he’s done his job when called upon and delivered for the Tigers when needed.
Here we did a film review on the role of the receivers and what’s to come as the season winds down:
Kayshon Boutte’s Role Expanding
Boutte’s numbers may not jump off of the page, but some of it doesn’t fall on his shoulders. Kelly has praised Boutte’s ability to get open, and though he isn’t getting the ball as much, he’s doing his job.
“When you turn on the film, and he’s running full speed, and he’s beating guys and the ball didn’t come to him for some reason, that’s out of his control,” Kelly said. “What Kayshon continues to do each week is he controls what he can control.”
The disconnect between Daniels and Boutte had been evident on the field, but recently it’s become a more consistent attack between the two.
Against Florida, we saw the duo get on the same page, and to take down Alabama, we’ll need to see a big day from these two.
Malik Nabers and Jaray Jenkins are Holding it Down
Nabers quickly became Daniels’ favorite target this season, but their chemistry built this offseason is what made this possible. It was evident in both spring and fall camp that the two clicked on all cylinders, which is now carrying into the 2022 season.
Nabers leads the Tigers in receptions (36) and receiving yards (455) through eight games, showing no signs of slowing down. After a rocky start in the season opener against Florida State, Nabers turned his pain into motivation, shaking back in a big way through the Tigers’ next handful of games.