Sean Lee, Penn State
Height: 6-2. Weight: 234.
Projected 40 Time: 4.63.
Projected Round (2010): 2-3.
2/19/09: Sean Lee needs to prove that he's not a risk, given that he's coming off a torn ACL. Lee was a former first-round prospect.
9/5/09- vs. Akron- Great job diagnosing on goal line run. Reads pass and drops into coverage quickly. Looks small for an ILB... Lauranitis type build. Plays both OLB and ILB for the lions.
vs. Akron: 5 solo tackles, 2 assisted, 2 TFL
Average fan's analysis:
If the first two games of 2009 are any indication, Sean Lee has no lingering effects of a torn ACL in 2008. He has been making a lot of solid tackles as an OLB. He's part of the reason PSU's run defense is so good. Lee has shown the ability to wrap up, and his movement has no hitches that are obvious to the average fan's eye.
Lee, like his counterpart Bowman, has the ability to wrap up. Largely considered to be better than the LB he's following in PSU's legacy (Dan Connor), he is another all-around good LB for PSU. He's very solid against the run, good in coverage and tackles well. His coverage numbers show well, with 1 INT and 8 passes broken up in 2007. He'll get plenty of opportunities to show what he can do against opposing QB's in 2009, as PSU has indicated they will leave their LB's in instead of switching to nickel/dime coverages on passing downs.
It appears as though Lee will mimic Paul Posluszny's career with regards to injury. "The Poz" was also injured significantly before his senior year, but returned with almost no ill effects to have a solid year at MLB. The only difference is that Lee is being left at OLB instead of moving to MLB for his final year of eligibility. However, he is already emerging to have a very good year for the Lions by flashing run-stopping ability.