Darron Lee
Projection
Round 1-2
Grade
A
6.70
Eventual Starter

Darron Lee

Outside Linebacker
Ohio State
  • Year: Redshirt Sophomore
  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 232
  • 40-Yard: 4.47
  • Arm: 33 ¼
  • Hand: 9 ¾

Strong Points

He is as athletic as any linebacker in the draft. Excellent change of direction and body control to go along with good speed. Very good in pass coverage, can cover tight ends backs and receivers man to man. Effective as a pass rusher when used to blitz. Good but not great instincts. Excellent pursuit player.

Weak Points

Not a stack, point-of-attack player. More of a run and hit “go around type.” Can be slow to shed and give ground to blockers. Does not play an aggressive game, but is more of a finesse player. Will miss some tackles.

The Way We See It

He is a third-year sophomore and two-year starter. Lee is not your old-fashioned stack linebacker. He is an excellent athlete and is very good when playing in space. He is often walked off and used in coverage where they utilize his speed and athleticism. He played at about 235 this year but he has the frame to carry 245 to 250. Will need to learn how to play inside and stack and shed at the line of scrimmage. Is still a raw technician. His best fit is in a 4-3 as a Will but he can play in a 3-4 if he learns to play at the point. Will come in and be a coverage linebacker as a rookie while he learns. Has great upside, just young and raw.