Pro Football Focus ranked LSU defensive end Arden Key as the fifth best pass rusher in the SEC.
Key’s speed off the edge is utterly devastating at times, and he has improved his ability to finish pressure, with seven sacks through five games, compared with four last year. He has registered 32 total pressure so far this year, and has simply taken over games at points, including two sacks, two hits an five hurries against Mississippi State, a game in which he was the best player on the field. Our pass-rushing productivity rating measures pressure on a per-snap basis, with weighting towards sacks and hits, and Key’s PRP rating of 19.7 is the best of any 3-4 linebacker in the nation so far this year.
Ranked ahead of Key are Texas A&M's Myles Garrett, Tennessee's Derek Barnett, Alabama's Tim Williams and Auburn's Carl Lawson.
The LSU sophomore has 24 total tackles, seven sacks and three forced fumbles this season.
Key will have a chance to move up in the SEC rankings with several high profile games ahead for the Tigers.
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