Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Elijah Lee

Outside linebacker
School: Kansas State | Conference: BIG 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2.5 / 230 | 40: 4.69 | DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
3.39
Projected Round
5-6
Bio: 
Two-year starter who earned First Team All-Big 12 honors after racking up a team-high 110 tackles (6.5 for loss) with two interceptions and 1.5 sacks. Named Second Team All-Big 12 as a sophomore, leading the Wildcats with 80 tackles (7.5 for loss) and adding five sacks and three interceptions. Played every game as a freshman and recorded 4.5 sacks to earn Honorable Mention Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year.
Pos: 
Athletic and underrated pursuit linebacker with three-down potential. Fast moving in every direction, displays excellent range and quickly gets out to the sidelines to make plays in space. Instinctive, displays a good head for the ball and possesses a closing burst. Immediately changes direction, displays good recognition in coverage and gets depth on pass drops. Forceful up the field on the blitz and wraps up tackling.
Neg: 
Lacks strength at the point and is easily taken from the play by blocks. Does a lot of face-guarding and struggles locating the ball in coverage. Not a stout tackler.
Analysis: 
Lee is a quick, fast pursuit linebacker who makes plays sideline-to-sideline and shows ability in coverage when facing the action. He’s a prototypical weak side linebacker who could eventually break into a starting lineup on Sundays once he gets bigger and improves his ball skills.