DT Jaquelin Roy’s 2022 participant profile

Going into the 2022 football season, LSU Wire will be looking at each player listed on the Tigers’ roster.

Over the preseason, each profile will cover where the player is from, how recruiting websites rated them coming out of high school, and what role they will play for Brian Kelly this season.

We’ve reached the end of our preseason player profiles with No. 99, junior defensive tackle Jaquelin Roy. He was mostly a rotational player last fall despite appearing in 13 games, but now an upperclassman, Roy appears poised to lock down one of the starting defensive tackle spots this season after Neil Farrell Jr. left for the draft.

Jaquelin Roy Preseason Player Profile

Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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247Sports Composite Ranking

Four Stars | No. 2 in Louisiana | No. 6 Defensive Tackle

Class of 2021: Sophomores

Career Stats

Year G Total Only TFL bag FF P.S. INT
2020 9 18 6 4 two 0 0 0
2021 13 30 fifteen 6 1.5 1 0 0

PFF Grades

Year Defense Run Defense tackling pass rushing coverage
2020 51.6 43.9 53.9 66.0
2021 81.2 68.6 73.0 89.6 65.0

Depth Chart Overview

Roy went to high school in the literal shadow of Tiger Stadium as he attended University Lab High School, which is on LSU’s campus. The 2020 prospect — who was a top-50 recruit and one of the top players in the state of Louisiana — committed to the Tigers in July 2019, signing on early signing day and enrolling the following June.

As a true freshman, Roy saw action in nine games with no starts, totaling 18 tackles (four for loss) and two sacks. I have played in all 13 games in 2021 with one start while generally increasing his production of it. He finished with 30 tackles (six for loss) and forced a fumble, though his sack numbers dropped by 0.5.

He registered vastly improved PFF grades as a sophomore including a borderline elite pass-rushing grade, no doubt thanks to 21 quarterback hurries on the season.

Heading into 2022, Roy seems poised to take over a starting defensive tackle spot after Farrell’s departure. He will likely line up next to Maason Smith, a sophomore and former five-star recruit who impressed as a true freshman last season.

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