Historically, NFL Draft night has always been a stressful time for New York Jets fans.
Lee was a standout on the college level statistically, but comes in smaller than most NFL ‘backers. He measured out at 6-foot-1 and 232 pounds. What he does have athleticism and speed, something the Jets linebacking corps has been missing.
As of now, the Jets are without a quarterback. Last year’s unexpected star, Ryan Fitzpatrick, remains unsigned and apparently the sides are nowhere close to a deal. Paxton Lynch of Memphis was on the board when the Jets were on the clock, but they opted for defense.
A season ago, the first time the draft was held in Chicago, the Jets took defensive lineman Leonard Williams out of USC with the sixth overall pick.
Williams had a solid first season for New York, totaling 63 combined tackles (29 solo) and 3.0 sacks.
The Jets have five more picks in the 2016 draft:
2nd round: 51st overall selection
3rd round: 83rd overall selection
4th round: 118th overall selection
7th round: 235th overall selection, 241st overall selection