Cowboys Select Penn State Linebacker, Sean Lee

Penn State linebacker Sean Lee was selected by the Dallas Cowboys with the 55th overall selection in the 2010 NFL Draft.

I don’t know too much about him, but here is what I could track down.

CBS Sportsline writes,

Sean Lee is one the most talented linebackers in the country. The only downside is Lee’s inability to stay healthy the past few seasons. Lee was a huge surprise for the Nittany Lions as a sophomore when he earned a starting job at outside linebacker. He finished that season with 89 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, and an interception. He improved upon those numbers as a junior, when he recorded 138 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, broke up 9 passes, and forced 3 fumbles. Unfortunately, he missed all of last season with an ACL tear that kept him out until spring practice. Lee moved to inside linebacker for his senior year, and has played very well when he’s been on the field. He finished the season with 86 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks, in just 10 games.

Despite all his talents, teams will be scared by the fact that he missed three games this season with a sprained knee. Lee can play all three linebacker positions in the 4-3 defense, and still has the speed to cover sideline to sideline despite those injuries. Sean Lee’s draft status will depend heavily on what combine doctors have to say about his injuries. Depending on his post season performance, Lee could sneak into the bottom of round two, but is most likely a third round pick.

Never mind that Penn State’s Sean Lee has a history of knee injuries. Disregard the fact that he’s not as stout as some other linebacker prospects in this week’s NFL draft. Some believe the 6-foot-2 236-pounder still has a bright NFL future.

“Sean Lee, a little bit, reminds me of myself,” former New England Patriots Pro Bowl linebacker Tedy Bruschi said on ESPN’s NFL Live. “Not the biggest, strongest or fastest . . . but he’s got the instincts. He finds the ball. And he knows how to play football. I like that kid.”

I found a lot of concerns about his knees, and what I posted was about the most positive posts I could find.

I don’t know what to make of it…

I was certain that the Cowboys were looking at safety or offensive line…

Well, no matter what he’s in the fold, so lets give him a big Cowboys welcome and wish him the best.

Comments
  1. nate

    this pick was anticipated by the buzz around him after the combine. this pick has wade and jerry all over it. i really hope he ends up starting next year and doesnt have any knee problems.

  2. TD

    You can never have enough linebackers in the 3-4; hell he has to be better than Bobby C.!!!

  3. nate

    this is a good vid on sean lee: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7cfc_OYcPk