The LSU defense will once again be among the strongest in the nation in 2016, and one expert says the unit will boast the SEC's sack leader.
NFL.com analyst Lance Zierlein says Tigers' sophomore defensive end Arden Key will supplant Texas A&M's Myles Garrett as the league's best pass rusher. Garrett finished with 13 sacks last season to take the honors, while the 6-6, 238 pound Key posted 5 sacks last year as a freshman.
LSU's Arden Key will lead the SEC in sacks. Really? He'll have more than Myles Garrett, Tim Williams and Jonathan Allen? I'm predicting he'll do it. As a freshman, Key flashed the physical traits and tools to become a dominant pass rusher even though he finished the season with just five. Key will continue to grow into his gangly frame and with LSU moving Key to a stand-up rush spot, it is entirely possible that we see a huge spike in sack production from him.
He'll have some stiff competition, to say the least. The top five SEC leaders from 2015 are all back and they all posted double-digit sack totals.
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