Arden Key Scouting Report


Prospect Information



Overview
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.

NFL Comparison
Jason Pierre-Paul

Best Position Fit
3-4 Outside Linebacker or 4-3 Defensive End

Strengths
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.

Weaknesses
Needs to add bulk to his tall and skinny frame.

Summary
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.

Player Notes
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

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