A look at James Lee

Defensive tackle James Lee joins teammate Nick Barnett, the Packers' first-round pick, as the Packers made a fifth-round move Sunday to secure powerful help for their D-line.<P>

Lee is 6-4, 327 pounds and is credited with natural raw power to stack and control vs. the inside running game.

According to scouting reports, Lee "shows impressive lateral agility in pursuit and the acceleration to chase down plays at the opposite end of the field ... He uses his hands well to separate and has that short, sudden burst needed to collapse the pocket. Lee has worked to develop counter moves to use after initial contact...Compensates for coming out from his stance a little bit high by delivering power on contact with fluid hip snap and at the proper pad level."

A two-year reserve for the Beavers, Lee joined the program in 2001 from the College of the Red-woods. His career stats include 38 tackles (22 solos) with nine stops behind the line of scrimmage, three pass deflections, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 23 games at OSU.

In 2002 Lee shared right defensive tackle duties with Dwan Edwards, recording 29 tackles (19 solos) with seven stops for losses of 12 yards. He deflected three passes, recovered and caused a fumble.

He is a native of Salem, Ore.


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