LSU spring: Who helped himself most?

Zach Mettenberger is LSU's starting QB, but the battle to be his backup heated up this spring. Derick E. Hingle/US Presswire

BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU finished its spring drills Saturday, capping 15 practices spread out over six weeks, and while a lot of the big names performed as expected, other names emerged.

Zach Mettenberger is solidly entrenched at quarterback, as is Jeremy Hill at running back. Linebacker Lamin Barrow has stepped into a leadership role on defense, as has defensive tackle Anthony Johnson.

But who took the biggest steps in the spring? Let's look at five.