Could an All-LSU team win the Super Bowl?

Alabama has itself the hottest football program in college football, while USC has the largest active alumni contingent in the league, but we’ve determined that all-alumni teams from those two schools wouldn’t stand much of a chance against NFL competition.

What about LSU, which has more active players than any school but USC? Let’s take a look:

QB: Matt Flynn — Actually, this would be a hell of a training camp battle between Flynn and Zach Mettenberger. Not ideal, but there are worse quarterback situations in the NFL.

RB: Jeremy Hill — The young emerging star is already one of the best backs in the league, and he’s well-supported by Stevan Ridley and Alfred Blue.

WR: Odell Beckham / Jarvis Landry — One of the best 1-2 receiving punches in the league, and supported by Brandon LaFell and Rueben Randle. Boom.

TE: Dwayne Bowe — We’re improvising. Suppose they’d have to use a lot of sets with three or four receivers. Who needs a tight end?

OT: Andrew Whitworth / Joe Barksdale — Especially when you have solid bookend tackles like the Pro Bowler Whitworth and the solid Barksdale, both of whom are proven starters.

G: Trai Turner / Chris Faulk — Faulk was inactive last year and is technically a tackle. Uh oh.

C: Nate Livings — We’re bringing the 33-year-old out of retirement. Flynn and Hill are in trouble.

DE: Tyson Jackson / Barkevious Mingo — Solid edge, plus Sam Montgomery for some bulk.

DT: Kyle Williams / Michael Brookers — Plus Ricky Jean-Francois and Ego Ferguson.

LB: Perry Riley / Kevin Minter / Kelvin Sheppard — Lamin Barrow is also in the mix.

CB: Patrick Peterson / Morris Claiborne — Claiborne has been a bust but still has a lot of talent and upside, while Peterson is one of the best corners in the game.

S: Tyrann Mathieu / Eric Reid — Another strong young duo. This would be one of the best secondaries in football.

Conclusion: The quarterback situation is weak, the interior offensive line is an absolute mess, they lack depth basically across the board and they don’t have enough punch in the linebacking corps. But the weapons on offense are superb, and the defensive backfield is jacked. That would be enough to win five games, but this isn’t a playoff team.

About Brad Gagnon

Brad Gagnon has been passionate about both sports and mass media since he was in diapers -- a passion that won't die until he's in them again. Based in Toronto, he's worked as a national NFL blog editor at (covering Super Bowls XLIV, XLV and XLVI), a producer and writer at theScore Television Network and a host, reporter and play-by-play voice at Rogers TV. His work has also appeared at Deadspin,, The Guardian, The Hockey News and elsewhere at Bloguin, but his day gig has him covering all things NFC East for Bleacher Report.