The Manimal’s Progress
With the 20th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the New York Jets selected Darron Lee, a smallish linebacker out of Ohio State.
The guy didn’t get tagged with the nickname of The Manimal for nothing. He’s a scary football player. His speed mixed with his ferocity makes him one hell of a new-age linebacker talent.
The only question will come down to his fit into a base scheme at this level.
Keeping an eye on how Lee handles base situations will be key. We know he’s going to lead the LB grouping in sub situations – thankfully removing the pass defense challenged David Harris from the field – but can he fit into a 3-4 at his size?