Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
ESPN writer Sam Kahn Jr. released his preseason SEC front seven rankings this week and pegged LSU's group at No. 2 behind Alabama.

2. LSU: The Tigers should be strong up front as usual. They’ll look a little different in Dave Aranda's 3-4 defense, but he has plenty of talent to work with. On the line, Davon Godchaux (who will play mostly nose but also some end), leads the way. Lewis Neal returns at defensive end but the Tigers suffered a blow by losing their other end, Christian LaCouture, to a season-ending knee injury early in training camp. Fortunately, there’s quality depth including Travonte Valentine, who was academically cleared. At linebacker, preseason first-team All-SEC pick Kendell Beckwith is a stalwart, while Arden Key and Tashawn Bower make up a strong tandem of outside linebackers to rush the passer. Key, who will play the "BUCK" position, could be in for a huge sack year.
Complete Rankings:
1. Alabama
2. LSU
3. Ole Miss
4. Florida
5. Tennessee
6. Texas A&M
7. Missouri
8. Arkansas
9. Vanderbilt
10. Georgia
11. Auburn
12. Mississippi State
13. Kentucky
14. South Carolina
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poochie92 months
Always the bridesmaid...
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eugene1928LSU92 months
Stop the run big boys, stop the run.
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