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NFL Draft: Under The Radar Prospects The New York Giants Have Shown Interest In

Junior Lee, Safety, UCONN 

Speaking of homegrown and versatile safeties who have shown a knack for outstanding special teams work, Brooklyn’s own 6’0″ and 206 lbs Junior Lee was invited to visit the Giants during the team’s local Pro Day.

“The most exciting thing would probably be the pride behind it,” said Lee on the prospect of playing for New York. “See I’m from NYC, and the people I have behind me looking at me as an example means everything to me and I will have the utmost pride in being a member of the Giants and playing football for them. For me, I’m just happy playing football because I love the game, but to play for the Giants I would be ecstatic. I’m proud of my city and being from there.”

Sources said following Lee’s workout with the team Giants’ defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo praised the former Huskies’ ability. Lee also participated in a film session with the New York defensive backs’ coaching staff and did punt return drills for the team.

Lee recorded 60 tackles, half a sack, five passes defended, and one interception for UCONN over the course of his collegiate career.

“I think my size and ability to move gives me a great advantage and I’m good at taking in information,” said Lee. “Also, I have the ability to be versatile so I can be a safety, a linebacker, and even get some corner in. I also bring the possibility of dominating at all special teams slots, so I feel as if the Giants would get their money’s worth, and that’s what a lot of teams are looking for.”

Lee projects as mid-late round prospect, likely falling in the fifth-seventh round range.

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