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As expected, LSU pass rusher Arden Key will forgo his senior season to enter the 2018 NFL Draft. The 6-6, 250-pound Key is projected to be first-round draft pick despite a rocky junior season. Per The Advocate:
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Key, a Georgia native, set the single-season school sack record (12) in 2016 as a sophomore before a drama-filled junior year produced 4 sacks and five missed games. Coach Ed Orgeron announced earlier this month that Key would not participate in the Citrus Bowl against Notre Dame, citing his star’s health.

Key missed the final two games of the regular season with a knee injury, and he underwent surgery on a broken pinky finger immediately after the regular season.
The Lithonia, GA native went public with his draft decision on Twitter:

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Guys he's gonna be a 1st round pick. Yes I agree, I don't have much respect for him as far as his work ethic goes but he did help majorly in games. He did not set a good example for the younger players at all. Once a tiger always a tiger . Best of luck to you Arden.
Reply39 months
I hope he does not get picked up. he is a quitter
Reply40 months
Being a Tiger fan, I can not wish him well. He was not a team player and sets the wrong example for others. We are better off with a 2 star who appreciates the opportunity that LSU provides and doesn't quit on the team!!!
Reply40 months
Hate to agree here but I 100% do this time. Something else I believe is that the head coach sets a standard for the direction he wants the program to go in by the leadership he allows on the field at all times during the season. Regardless of how good he “was” his attitude and offseason issues just would not have flown with most championship contending programs. JMO
40 months
True definition of a wasted scholie!
Reply40 months
Good luck in the Fourth Round of the NFL draft
Reply40 months
who cares, this guy has always been in it for self. not a true tiger like Guice is
Reply40 months
dude checked out after his sophomore year
Reply40 months
The sad fact is that not everyone is Marcus Spears. Some are Clowney. I can't be too hostile, though. If I was a big dumb guy (no offense, seriously) and had this one chance for financial freedom, I might very well take it. So would many of you.
Reply40 months
Got nothing for this head case and quitter. You will be a bust in the NFL Don't let the door hit you in the arse.
Reply40 months
Why is everybody tripping? We knew this was the case after his freshman year so TIGER NATION please respect this young mans decision to get paid and support a Tiger going off into the NFL. Once he gets into shape and healthy before the combines he's going to be a top ten pick maybe top five. GEAUX TIGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!PURPLEREIGN??????????
Reply40 months
With his lack of effort I just don't see him excelling at the next level. Maybe wrong but if I'm a GM and he's there in the 4th round i get him.
40 months
best wishes and good health moving forward. That was a well written tweet from the administration.
Reply40 months
Dilly dilly
Reply40 months
I believe he also forwent his Junior season.
Reply40 months
Best of luck and God Speed young man! Thanks for joining the Tiger family.
Reply40 months
Quitter.
Reply40 months
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It's a hard one to call. I hope he ends up sucessful.
Reply40 months
Kinda reminds me of another KeKe Mingo....nagging injuries, left early, 1st round prospect ?
Reply40 months
JYD
41
Mingo - Played thru injuries Key - Had a hurt finger
40 months
The Ben Simmons of LSU football.
Reply40 months
What a waste!
Reply40 months
Best of luck to him. My son watches games with me and AK and DG are the players he knows. He will be missed.
Reply40 months
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