The Ohio State Buckeyes have put a ton of players into the NFL Draft this year, 14 to be exact. Of those 14 players, as much as half of them could be drafted in the first round.
It looks like one of those players is helping himself out tremendously when it comes to their stock in the first round. FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman reported that linebacker Darron Lee has been gaining a ton of praise from scouts and that he has even been called the best Buckeye in the Draft.
“He enters the NFL at an ideal time for someone with his size and skill set given that the pro game has evolved with so much more of it in space. (Thats one reason former Buckeye star Ryan Shazier is thriving.) One NFL personnel guy told me he thinks Lee will prove to be the best NFL player among the 14 Buckeyes in Indy.
“Said another scout: ‘He also is extremely smart. His interview stuff was impressive. Has high football intelligence. I just wish he was bigger.'”
In just two years with the Buckeyes, Lee has shown that he can be a big-time player in the NFL and possibly turn out to be one of the best players in this Draft. He recorded 146 tackles, 27 for loss, 11 sacks, and three interceptions with the team.
It is certainly going to be interesting to see what Lee can do over the next few weeks leading up to the Draft. He had a great showing at the Combine and if he has an even better pro day, we could see him sneak into the top ten.
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