BIO: All-conference and All America selection as a senior after leading Oklahoma in tackle, totaling 117/19/2. Awarded the Chuck Bednarik Trophy for the nation's best defensive player in 2003. All American and all-conference choice as a junior after posting 112/17/2. Broke into the starting lineup as a sophomore and finished with 89/13/3.
POSITIVES: Instinctive defender who combines top athleticism along with football intensity to get the job done. Immediately reads or diagnoses the action, displays a good head for the ball and explodes at the point of attack. Scrapes laterally, takes good angles to the play and wraps up tackling. Easily handles several responsibilities at one time, true leader of the defense and goes all out on every snap.
NEGATIVES: Overly aggressive against the run and gets caught out of position in pass defense. Only average man-to-man cover skills and better in zone.
ANALYSIS: A fast and furious defender, Lehman is a complete linebacker that finds a way to get the job done. Offers a great combination of instincts, explosion and intensity. A rookie that can immediately come in and impact an NFL team.