LSU Football: Arden Key Won’t Sit Out Junior Year

Good news for the LSU football program: They’ll be getting back one of their most explosive defensive players.

Arden Key, who took an indefinite leave of absence from the Tigers due to personal reasons back in February but remained on the roster, appears ready to return for his junior season.

Key took to social media on Wednesday to talk any possible rumors about him sitting out his junior campaign.

There’s o way of misinterpreting that.

The 6-foot-6 defensive end was a force for the Tigers last season. He finished the season second in the SEC in sacks and fifth in forced fumbles. LSU will be looking for more of that kind of production from Key this season.

Head coach Ed Ogeron has a few holes to fill on the defensive side of the ball as it is, and getting Key back this season is, well, key.

With a junior campaign that resembles what he was able to post as a sophomore, Arden Key could find himself taken in the top five in next year’s draft. He has the size and explosiveness that NFL coaches dream of coaching. He is a versatile player that can slot into a defense at the NFL level from day one.

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