PFF scouting report: Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State
Here is the PFF draft profile for Ohio State’s Darron Lee, which incorporates PFF’s college grades and scouting intel from our team of analysts. To see all of PFF’s 2016 scouting reports, click here.
Stats to know:
14th highest pass rushing grade off ball linebacker. 12 missed tackles on 72 attempts.
What he does best:
• Straight line speed of a safety
• Lined up as a slot linebacker/safety hybrid and flashed coverage ability
• Completely trusts his reads and breaks on ball
• Pick-six against Northern Illinois was arguably one of the most impressive plays any linebacker made all year
• One of best blitzers in the class. Has legitimate pass rushing moves to beat tackles off the edge
• Off-balance far too often when trying to change direction or break down in space
• Tough to project against the run after rarely playing in the box
• Undersized to play anything other than on the weakside at the moment
• Exposed at times in coverage with little feel for zones
Player style comparison:
Kwon Alexander, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
His 40 time might wow, but there are far too many aspects of Lee’s game that don’t project to the NFL level. His amount of impact plays didn’t match up with his physical skills.