Darron Lee, OLB-Ohio State
In high school, Darron Lee was a scarcely-known 3-star recruit who weighed in at 195-pounds and played quarterback, wide receiver and safety. Now? He’s a linebacker, standing tall and talented at 6-2, 235 pounds. NFL offenses should be terrified.
Lee is, in one word, a monster.
Lee’s work is impressive because he was asked to do nearly everything for Urban Meyer’s team. As their “walkout” LB, Lee was tasked with playing in coverage, blitzing, and clogging open space. At times, Lee is overaggressive in pursuit, but, to some, that’s a positive.
Additionally, Lee doesn’t shy away from the spotlight. In the 2015 Sugar Bowl, he led the Buckeyes (along with teammate Ezekiel Elliott) to a playoff semifinal win over Alabama, being named the Defensive MVP for recording seven tackles and two sacks.