LSU's defense had a dominant performance against Texas Tech's high flying offense, limited the Red Raiders offense, which sits at No. 2 in the country at 45.1 points per game, to 27 in the blowout win. One particular defender caught the eye of FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman—true freshman defensive end Arden Key—and defensive line coach Ed Orgeron thinks he has a chance to be the best lineman he's coached, which is lofty praise.
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Veteran Tiger D-line coach Ed Orgeron, who has developed a bunch of first-round defensive linemen, said Key will be the best rush end he's ever coached, and that includes Greg Hardy and any of the guys he had at Miami or USC.
"I've never had a guy like this," Orgeron told FOX Sports Monday of the 6-6, 231-pounder. Orgeron also produced Top-10 pick Leonard Williams, but he was more of a 3-Technique and not like Key. "Arden's so fast and long, and instinctive and smart. He's also tough as nails. Hardy was stronger but not as fast or fluid like this guy. Wait till he gets to 250 (pounds)."
Key totaled 41 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, and five sacks for LSU this year. As a true freshman, he started nine of 12 games. Watch out, SEC, he's going to be a good one.