It was no surprise that Ohio State LB prospect Darron Lee scorched the 40 at the NFL Combine over the weekend. Forecast as a late-first round pick, it’s Lee’s speed and athleticism that has teams seeing him as a true three down linebacker capable of handling any coverage assignment required of a LB.
A safety in high school, Lee was converted to linebacker when he arrived at Columbus. Weighing in at 232 and running a 4.47 only enhances his stock as there were a handful of teams worried about his playing weight, which was reportedly as low as 219 at times. Running that time and carrying the proper weight solidifies where he’ll go on day 1 of the draft.
“I think getting more speed to those defense, I know a lot of teams are looking for speed,” Lee said. “I feel that’s something I’ll be able to do, me tuning up my technique and becoming more of a linebacker over these next couple of years, that will help me out.”
Here’s a look at the top five 40 times at the linebacker position from the NFL Combine.
1 – Darron Lee – Ohio State – 4.47
2 – Travis Feeney – Washington – 4.50
3 – De’Vondre Campbell – Minnesota – 4.58
4 – Deion Jones – LSU – 4.59
5 – Leonard Floyd – Georgia – 4.6\
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