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LSU’s football program has long been associated with producing top-tier defensive backs bound for the NFL. However, recent developments suggest that another position group deserves recognition: linebackers.

The Tigers boast an impressive tally of eight active linebackers in the NFL, surpassing any other school by a margin of two, with Michigan trailing closely behind at six.

This count is expected to rise significantly after the 2024 college season, with standout linebacker Harold Perkins poised to make waves in the professional arena. Armed with stellar performances, Perkins is primed to be an early first-round draft pick, adding to LSU’s linebacker legacy. Additionally, Greg Penn III, holding a formidable record of 89 tackles, 4 sacks, and two interceptions, stands as another strong draft prospect, bringing valuable veteran leadership to the table.

The linebacker corps is anticipated to play a pivotal role in bolstering LSU’s defense, aiming to rebound from a challenging defensive year. With gaps in the defensive front and concerns in the secondary, the team will rely heavily on the linebackers’ exceptional efforts. Players like Perkins and Whit Weeks hold the potential to make game-changing plays, complementing what promises to be a potent offense.

Given this trajectory, LSU’s football program might rightfully earn the moniker “LBU” (Linebacker University). The consistent pipeline of linebackers into the NFL showcases LSU’s ability to produce not just role players but impactful difference-makers like Devin White, Deion Jones, and Kwon Alexander. Leveraging this reputation, the coaching staff can continue to attract elite talent through recruiting, ensuring the program’s sustained success on both the collegiate and professional fronts.

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