It appears the secondary is going to be a need once again this offseason, at least from a depth perspective.
On Wednesday night, cornerback Raydarious Jones entered the transfer portal, becoming the third Tigers player to do so since the portal officially opened on Monday. He joins Damarius McGhee, who entered the portal on Tuesday.
Starting nickel Jay Ward also declared for the draft.
A junior and fourth-year player, Jones didn’t see any action in 2022 as he was suspended the entire season for academic reasons. He appeared in nine games with no starts as a sophomore in 2021 and finishes his LSU career with nine tackles (five solo) and a pass breakup.
The Tigers haven’t seen a lot of major departures through the transfer portal so far, but they have lost some players who were going to be relied on for some reps next fall. It will be interesting to see how aggressive Kelly is in the portal himself in trying to replace them.
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