released post-signing day SEC front seven rankings last week and pegged LSU at No. 2 behind Alabama. Here is what they had to say:
2. LSU: Ed Orgeron lost a lot of value with the departures of Kendell Beckwith, Davon Godchaux, Duke Riley and Tashawn Bower. However, there's a ton of talent still here, and arguably the best defender in the SEC returns in edge rusher Arden Key, who registered 12 sacks and 14.5 TFLs. Veterans Christian LaCouture and Greg Gilmore return good experience up front. Coaches are excited about youngsters Rashard Lawrence and Ed Alexander along the line. Linebackers Donnie Alexander and Devin Voorhies expected to at least be limited this spring, but rising sophomore Devin White is back with a ton of upside, as are fellow youngsters Sci Martin, Michael Divinity and Ray Thornton. ESPN 300 members Tyler Shelvin and K'Lavon Chaisson could see early time as well.
6. Texas A&M
8. Mississippi State
9. South Carolina
10. Ole Miss