Coming off what is considered to be the best season in college football history, LSU enters the offseason with their sights set high for the future. But they will have to do it with substantially fewer players.

Tight end Thaddeus Moss has become the ninth underclassmen to leave campus and declare for the NFL draft. The son of Pro Football Hall of Fame receiver Randy Moss transferred from North Carolina State to join the all-star team that LSU had assembled. He played a pivotal role this season catching 47 passes for 570 yards, with three of his four touchdowns coming in the College Football Playoffs.

Running back Clyde EdwardsHelaire will be leaving campus, forcing LSU to find another back with the versatility and “heart” of Edwards-Helaire.

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Receiver Justin Jefferson, safety Grant Delpit and outside linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson are all set to depart for the pros, leaving LSU searching for a corps of guys to replace what seems unreplaceable.

Of course, Heisman Trophy winner and star quarterback Joe Burrow will leave and is projected by some to go number one in the draft. His poise and leadership have been staples for LSU and Coach Ed Orgeron will face a tough task of filling the gaps where legendary players once stood.

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