Five things to know: Wide receivers 

May, 22, 2012
As summer approaches, here are five things to know about LSU's receivers ...

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Kevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesRussell Shepard is being counted on to step up his game for the Tigers this fall.
1. Mighty mites?: The LSU receivers aren't exactly tiny, but the pass-catchers who could double as small forwards are not as prevalent in this season's group as in past years. The Tigers have nobody as big as recent receivers such as Terrence Toliver (6-foot-5 in his senior season in 2010), Dwayne Bowe (6-foot-3 in his senior year in 2006) or, most recently, Rueben Randle (6-foot-4 in his final LSU season in 2011).

Odell Beckham, Jr (5-foot-11), Russell Shepard (6-foot-1), Jarvis Landry (6-foot) and Kadron Boone (6-foot-1) give LSU a relatively smallish group of receivers this season. If LSU were to go to be a big receiver in the group, it'll be 6-foot-2 junior James Wright.

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