The Jets, with the second first-round selection of Mike
Maccagnan's tenure as general manager, selected Ohio State outside
linebacker Darron Lee with the 20th overall selection in tonight's
Lee (6'1", 232) was the fifth Buckeye to be taken in Round 1. He
makes up for his size with loads of confidence and big-play
production. He played only two seasons for the Buckeyes, but as a
redshirt freshman he started all 15 games for the national champs
and earned Sugar Bowl Defensive MVP for all the time he spent in
In 2014-15 combined he had 27.5 tackles for loss and 12.0 sacks.
Then Lee wowed 'em at the NFL Combine with a 4.47-second 40, the
fastest LB time at this year's workouts and tied for the fastest
among all LBs in the last nine Combines. He also a combine top
performer in the vertical, broad jump and short shuttle.