LSU will be replacing a number of starters in 2017, but two of the returning ones led off ESPN’s list of the Top 25 returnees in the SEC — defensive end/outside linebacker Arden Key and running back Derrius Guice:
1. Arden Key, LSU: After averaging an SEC-high 1.09 sacks per game as a sophomore (he had 12 in 11 games), Key is easily the conference's top returning pass-rusher. -- David Ching
2. Derrius Guice, LSU: Among the nation's top 31 rushers, nobody carried the ball fewer times than Guice (183 carries for an SEC-high 1,387 yards). Imagine what he'll do as a full-time starter. -- D.C.
ESPN staffers put the list together, with LSU blogger David Ching pitching in for the Key and Guice blurbs.