LSU football: 5 LSU Tigers in line for breakout seasons in 2020

Myles Brennan of the LSU Tigers. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Myles Brennan of the LSU Tigers. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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Dare Rosenthal #51 of the LSU Tigers (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

4. LSU football breakout players: Dare Rosenthal, OL

Speaking of the offensive line, there are going to be a lot of changes on the LSU line this season. Most important of which is obviously the left tackle position. One of the main competitors for that position is Dare Rosenthal.

The 6-foot-7 lineman has the type of body that coaches would make in a lab to play tackle. The Louisiana native is currently coming in at 327 pounds, a heft gain since he’s come to the LSU campus. The funny thing about Rosenthal is he was recruited as a defensive tackle, but like with a lot of things in college, things changed. Now, he’s preparing to take on one of the most important roles in the sport.

Rosenthal is still somewhat learning the position but he appeared in six games last season and his talent was hard to ignore. He’s so good, some are projecting him as a first-round talent when he decides to come out. Expect that to not happen until after the 2021 season, so he has some time to grow with Brennan.

Being on the defensive side for so long gives Rosenthal an advantage. He can anticipate what his opponent is doing because he was once the person doing it. That allows him to be one step ahead of a pass rusher on a given play. Even if he’s playing against edge rushers, he knows the moves that are coming.

Rosenthal is going to be a name you don’t think about too much, and that because he’s doing his job correctly. He will, however, break out in a way that some speculate whether he’d declare for the NFL Draft early. That’s the only place I’d see him make the headlines because offensive lineman making headlines for any other reason means they are losing their job.