Photo of Jay Lee
Grade
5.42 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'1" Height
  • 32 7/8" Arm Length
  • 214LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

A size-speed prospect, Lee's ability to stretch the field has worked perfectly in Art Briles' prolific Baylor offense. He stepped up his game as a junior, catching 41 passes for 633 yards and six touchdowns and even throwing a 53-yard touchdown pass to Corey Coleman in the Cotton Bowl against Michigan State. Lee became an even bigger part of the Bears’ nation-leading offense in 2015, averaging nearly 20 yards per catch using his striding speed and scoring eight touchdowns. Lee was a nice foil to Coleman this fall, a role he'll likely play at the next level.

Analysis

Strengths

Has height/weight/speed combination that has NFL evaluators intrigued. Rare arm length (33 inches) for the position and uses it to his advantage. Has ability to reach throws that may fall just out of reach with some receivers and was able to adjust and snare an occasional low throw. Silky smooth in his movements with good footwork into and out of his breaks. Easy strider off the line of scrimmage and is able to chomp up cornerback cushion before they know what's happening. Hits second gear and presents an open vertical target. Has ability to gain yards in space after the catch and is physical in his finish. Relied upon to be blocker in screen game and has ability to control his block on perimeter.

Weaknesses

Ran limited number of routes in Baylor offense that looks to isolate defensive backs in space. Production might be skewed by scheme. Routes tend to be flat and rounded. Needs to prove he can win with separation underneath and with his in and out breaking routes. Inconsistent hands due to technique. Uses unorthodox hand placement and catches ball near his body leading to high drop rate. Wasn't forced to deal with press coverage much in wide-­open Big 12. Scouts question his confidence and whether he has swagger needed to reach his potential.

Draft Projection

Rounds 4 or 5

Bottom Line

Angular, fifth-­year senior working with the height/­weight/­speed triangle that evaluators look for. Lee’s senior tape flashed NFL potential as an outside receiver and he has the vertical traits to match. His ability as a run blocker may push him up a few boards, but whispers about his lack of confidence combined with his penchant for dropping throws will have evaluators watching him closely at the Senior Bowl.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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