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Arden Key played in 12 games (started 9) as a freshman, and recorded 41 tackles (6 1/2 for loss), 5 sacks, 9 quarterback hurries, and 1 pass break up.
Started 11 games in his sophomore season recording 56 tackles (14 1/2 for loss), 12 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 11 quarterback hurries, and 3 pass break ups.
Best Position Fit
3-4 Outside Linebacker or 4-3 Defensive End
Elite read and react ability. Elite pass rush skills. Elite first step quickness. Excellent bend around the edge. Excellent strength. Excellent ability to shed blocks. Excellent tackling ability. Prototypical height, weight, and speed for the position.
Needs to add bulk to his tall and skinny frame.
Arden Key is fun to watch. LSU stands him up and moves him around a bit, but he mostly lines up on the right side. Physically gifted and he is just getting started. Not sure what the leave of absence is all about.
11/24/2016 – Arden Key suspended by team for unspecified off-the-field issues. Will not play against Texas A&M.
02/15/2017 – LSU announces Arden Key taking leave of absence from program