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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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I believe he also forwent his Junior season.
Reply40 months
“After much consideration”, last year I suspect. Had one breakout season and decided to ride that all the way to a first rd. draft pick. Can’t blame him. Big life changing money awaits. I just wish athletes would come out and say they’re going pro and it was an easy choice. I don’t hold anything against Arden and I wish him a long and prosperous career. Thanks for being a Tiger!
Reply40 months
Honey Badger 2.0, amazing freshman and sophomore years then the glorious green got the best of em. Hopefully he turns into a great pro like Mathieu. Good luck Key! It has been fun!
Reply40 months
wow! what a surprise - never seen that coming. I wonder if he's aware that you have to attend practice in the NFL?
Reply40 months
Won't be playing for free anymore. He'll get there.
40 months
Good luck Key. Thanks for being a Tiger. Go make us proud!
Reply40 months
Nothing says sincerity like the notes app
Reply40 months
Yeah what the hell is with this? Why do they always use the note app?
40 months
Because its the "easiest" way to skip the twitter character limit. Just write what you want to say on the notes app and take a screenshot and upload the screenshot. Its definitely not formal looking but it works.
40 months
Quitter.
Reply40 months
Best of luck AK
Reply40 months
The Ben Simmons of LSU football.
Reply40 months
True definition of a wasted scholie!
Reply40 months
Kinda reminds me of another KeKe Mingo....nagging injuries, left early, 1st round prospect ?
Reply40 months
JYD
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Mingo - Played thru injuries Key - Had a hurt finger
40 months
Thanks, Key. Good luck. Chains on up!
Reply40 months
*Chaisson
40 months
Good luck!
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
dude checked out after his sophomore year
Reply40 months
Old
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It's a hard one to call. I hope he ends up sucessful.
Reply40 months
What a waste!
Reply40 months
Good luck
Reply40 months
out of left field......
Reply40 months
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.
Reply40 months
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