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Grading System
CHAD LEE
Position: OLB
Class: Sr
School: Louisville
Conference: C-USA
Ht., Wt.: 6'2, 256
40 Time: 4.81
Grade: 3.37

BIO: Two-year starter who moved from defensive end to linebacker as a junior. Totaled 90 tackles with 4 1/2 tackles for loss last year after 95-9-3 as a junior.

POSITIVES: Forceful linebacker best in the box. Breaks down well playing with leverage, strong at the point of attack and defeats blocks on his way up the field. Quickly adjusts off bigger lineman, scrapes well laterally and easily brings opponents down at the point of attack.

NEGATIVES: Not overly reactive or instinctive versus the pass, lacks the quick change of direction and marginal range.

ANALYSIS: Has the height of a weak side linebacker and not good enough in pass coverage to play over tight end. Best shot would be on the outside in a three-four scheme.

PROJECTION: Late Seventh Round

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