Jets Select Lee With The 20th Pick
The New York Jets stuck to their guns and got what they needed in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Needing a linebacker, the Jets drafted Ohio State's Darron Lee with the 20th overall pick in the draft.
Lee (6'1", 232lbs) had a fantastic career at Ohio State. He won defensive MVP in the 2014 Sugar Bowl against Alabama on the Buckeye's route to a national championship. Last season, Lee had 66 tackles and 4.5 sacks.
Strength: A very good instinctive player, who can be rangy and get to the ball carrier from nearly any spot on the field. He has great athleticism as well as he is able to find unusually effective routes to the ball and can get to the quarterback when needed to.
Weakness: Lee is a smaller sized linebacker. Much like a bulky strong safety, Lee needs to be more of an aggressive tackler. Too many arm and shoestring tackles in college that won't be tackles in the NFL.
Potential: Lee has a chance to be a great linebacker in the Jets scheme. A three-down linebacker, Lee should fit exactly what the Jets need and are looking for in an outside linebacker.
Pretty safe and solid pick for the Jets that fulfills an area of need.
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