Scouting Report: Sean Lee

Written by Will Spencer on April 21, 2010

Sean Lee

Position: ILB School: Penn State
Height: 6’2 1/8 Weight: 236 lbs
Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 4.74

Overall Grade:


Draft Projection:

2nd Round

Non-position specific categories


Max. Value


Height/Weight 6 5
Speed 8 6
Quickness/Agility 10 7.5
Strength/Explosion 10 7
Athletic Ability 8 6
Durability 8 6.5
Character 6 6
Production/Experience 6 6
Toughness 8 8
Potential 10 8.5

Linebacker Specific Categories


Max. Value


Run Stopping 8 6.5
Coverage 8 5.5
Pass Rushing 8 3
Tackling 8 7
Instincts 8 7
Hips/Lateral Movement 8 5.5

Explanation of Player Grading System


Extremely smart player with high football IQ. Very hard worker; on and off the field. A leader on the field. Rarely takes false steps and a sure, reliable and fundamentally sound tackler. Not afraid to take on bigger backs head on in the hole. Quickly reads and diagnoses the play. Rarely, if ever, out of position. Knows how to get off blockers. Uses hands well.


Doesn’t possess ideal speed. Range in coverage is limited. Not a sideline-to-sideline guy and can have trouble against speedy backs or receivers. Not a pass rusher. Though he’s a reliable tackler, he’s not a big time hitter.


Lee is a stereotypical “lunch pail” player that comes to work and does his job. Always gives 100% while on the field and won’t be a concern off the field for any NFL team. Reliable, fundamentally sound and could have a nice, long career in front of him as long as he stays healthy. Lee is athletic, but his speed limits his range in coverage, which may limit his usage on the field. He played a lot of outside linebacker at Penn State, but will have to kick inside due to his range. Don’t count out the possibility of playing inside in a 3-4 defense. Lee is the type of player the type of player that every coach wants to have on his team. He can be a leader in the locker room, on the practice field and on the game field for a team and shouldn’t ever have an off-field problem. Due to the limited depth at the inside linebacker position in this draft, he could very well hear his name called earlier than expected.


Three year starter for Penn State.

Awards and Honors

2009: 2nd team All-Big 10.
2007: 2nd team All-Big 10.
2006: n/a
2005: n/a


Finance major at Penn State.


Missed entire 2008 season with torn ACL in right knee, receiving a medical redshirt.

Career Stats
Year Tack Solo Asst Sack FF Int TD
2009 86 37 49 2 0 1 0
2007 138 54 84 3 3 1 0
2006 89 46 43 5 0 1 0
2005 11 6 5 0 0 0 0

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Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009.

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