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LSU LB Arden Key Declares For 2018 NFL Draft

Mike the Tiger and LSU cheerleaders on the field.

BATON ROUGE, LA - NOVEMBER 11: LSU Tigers cheerleaders perform at Tiger Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

LSU's Arden Key is entering the NFL Draft.

The junior linebacker announced his decision on Twitter Thursday morning.

Key, a 6-foot-6, 265-pound pass rusher, is a projected first-rounder and could be selected in the top 10 picks of April's NFL Draft. He leaves LSU with 21 sacks in three seasons.

Key's best campaign was in 2016, when he recorded 56 tackles and 12 sacks and made first team All-SEC. He was limited to 33 tackles and four sacks this season due to injuries.

The latest USA Today mock draft has key going 14th overall, while Walter Football has him going at No. 7.