The roster rebuild LSU undertook this offseason under first-year coach Brian Kelly wouldn’t have been possible before the transfer portal era.
Last year’s Texas Bowl, LSU had just 39 available scholarship players. After a mass exodus of talent to the transfer portal and the draft, things looked like they could be dire in Baton Rouge in 2022.
But Kelly quickly flipped the script, bringing in a talented haul of transfers. Many players are currently starting for the 6-2 Tigers, and three were named among the top 50 transfers in college football this season by ESPN. Former players Trey Palmer and Dwight McGlothern, who transferred to Nebraska and Arkansas, are also listed.
Here’s where each LSU player stacks up.