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Ranking New York Jets Youngsters Poised To Breakout In 2016

3. Darron Lee, LB

  • 21 Years Old, 6-1, 232 lbs., Round 1 of 2016 NFL Draft (NYJ)
  • Projected 2016: 15 G, 3 GS, 72 TKL, 6 INT, 3.5 SK, 9 PD, 1 TD

Darron Lee breaking out already? Surely.

As you can see above, we have the rook slated to play 15 of the 16 games on the 2016 schedule, yet start only three of those games. Frankly, it doesn’t matter. Lee will factor into the defense to such an extreme level without even sniffing the field during base situations to begin with.

His role as the top nickel and dime linebacker, shoving David Harris to the sidelines in those scenarios, will provide the Jets with one of the speediest sub-defenses in all of football.

He will make this Jets sub-defense incredibly dangerous.

While he won’t breakout to an NFL Pro Bowl form, he’ll be worth his weight in gold for this franchise in year one.


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