New York Jets rookie linebacker Darron Lee talks about the speed of an NFL game

Rookie linebacker Darron Lee talks about his first live-game action in the NFL

The Jets have had a number of rookies standing out in training camp practices, whether it's Jordan JenkinsCharone Peake or Jalin Marshall but one rookie who has had a relatively quiet camp started making some noise when the lights came on in last night's preseason matchup against the Jaguars.

It's tough for an inside linebacker to standout in training camp practices, especially a rookie inside linebacker who has to adjust to the speed of an NFL offense, learn the defensive system and learn to deal with and understand the complexities of an NFL offense. But last night Lee put all that hard work to good use and gave us a glimpse of his abilities.

Lee finished his night with four tackles (three solo tackles), a sack and a tackle for a loss. The tackle for a loss was his best play of the night as he shot through a crack in the offensive line to hit the running back, wrap him up and finish the play by taking him down a yard behind the line of scrimmage. 

In the video above Lee talked about the speed of playing in an NFL game, how hard Chris Ivory runs (as he found out when Ivory meet Lee right at the goal line before Ivory finished off a touchdown run) and how much it "sucks" to go "back-to-back" on special teams.


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