Projecting 2012 defensive depth chart

Analysis: LSU's defense was stellar in 2011, but might be more talented in 2012

Updated: January 18, 2012, 1:00 PM ET
By David Helman | GeauxTigerNation
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The LSU defense suffered some pretty scary losses following the 2011 season. The Tigers lost two likely first-round draft picks and two of the biggest reasons for their success in Morris Claiborne and Michael Brockers.

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Josh D. Weiss/US PresswireDefensive back Tyrann Mathieu will return as one of the most feared defenders in 2012.
What might be even scarier is the amount of talent on hand to plug those holes. The Tigers go two or three deep at most positions, and as quickly as Claiborne and Brockers became national names, their replacements could have LSU fans drooling by September.

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