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Darron Lee will make a pre-draft visit with the Buffalo Bills.

Darron Lee's athleticism makes him an intriguing inside linebacker option for the Bills.

Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker Darron Lee told Gil Brandt and Alex Marvez that he had pre-draft visits lined up with the Buffalo BillsMinnesota Vikings, and the Los Angeles Rams.

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Back in February, Lee said that he believes he could play inside in a 3-4 defense.

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Lee is one of the most athletic 3-4 inside linebacker prospects in the entire draft class. At the NFL combine, Lee stole the show in many categories.

Pro Day Results

40-yard dash: 4.47 seconds

Vertical Jump: 35.5 inches

Broad Jump: 133 inches

20-yard shuttle: 4.20 seconds

He told Brandt and Marvez that he's currently weighing in at 236 to 238 pounds and feels that he has more room to get stronger without losing his speed.

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In two seasons at Ohio State, Lee accounted for 146 total tackles, 11 sacks, 27 tackles for loss, three interceptions, five passes defensed, two fumble recoveries, and three forced fumbles. 

A linebacker like Lee would be an outstanding complement to Preston Brown. Whereas Brown is a prototypical Mike LB, Lee has the athleticism to cover backs and tight ends and can be used to blitz the quarterback.

There's no guarantee that Lee will be available at pick 19, but Buffalo's interest in the former Ohio St. linebacker is understandable. 


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