Freshmen come in right away and contribute on a regular basis for Les Miles and the LSU Tigers.
Watching true freshmen step out onto the field isn't an abnormal picture for Tiger fans. Heck, in 2012, five true freshmen became regular contributors.
Vadal Alexander, Jeremy Hill, Kwon Alexander, Deion Jones and Jalen Mills all stepped up and were vital pieces for LSU on offense and defense in 2012.
LSU has lost a lot of juniors to the NFL draft (on defense especially), but the Tigers also return a lot of experience because of the youth that saw the field last season. Which incoming recruits will see the field this season and earn a starting role? These are the most likely candidates.