Tanner Lee

Nebraska
QB

Prospect Info

College
Nebraska
Hometown
Class
Destrehan, LA
Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 4"
218 lbs
32 1/2”
Hands
10 1/2”

Prospect Grade

4.93
Should Be in an NFL Training Camp
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Jacksonville
Jaguars
Round 6 ‧ Pick 29
40 Yard Dash
4.98
Seconds
 
Bench Press
--
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
32.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
115.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.0
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.41
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
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Seconds
 
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Lee began his collegiate career at Tulane after completing his high school career in nearby Destrehan, Louisiana as an honorable mention all-state selection. After redshirting in 2013, Lee set freshman passing records for the Green Wave after starting 10 contests, completing 55 percent of his passes (185-336) for 1,962 yards and 12 touchdowns against 14 interceptions. He started nine games the following year, completing 52 percent of his throws (143-276) for 1,639 yards and 11 touchdowns (he cut the interceptions to seven). Lee transferred from Tulane to Nebraska before the 2016 season, partially because of the beating he took in New Orleans (concussion, shoulder separation, broken finger). He was the Huskers' Scout Team Offensive MVP that year, and then took the reins of the Nebrasks offense in 2017. Lee started all 12 games this fall, completing 57.5 percent of his throws (246-428) for 3,143 yards and 23 touchdowns. He also threw 16 interceptions on the year, however. Lee's grandfather, Jimmy, played football at Alabama. His father, Phillip, played football and baseball at Troy State, then later went to UAB to play baseball.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Priority free agent
Overview
Despite a low completion percentage and high interception total at Tulane, there was a buzz surrounding Lee when he opened the season as the starter at Nebraska. In his season at Nebraska, it was the same story with Lee struggling to decipher moving pieces effectively resulting in the same issues he had previously. Lee has a shot of getting drafted and making a practice squad on his traits alone, but his issues with processing and anticipation probably can't be corrected.
Strengths
  • Experienced working from under center with NFL size
  • Sells play-fakes and has arm strength to air it out over the top
  • Deep ball has some touch
  • Arm talent is a big plus
  • Able to rip tight spirals into small windows
  • Has an accelerated release
  • Can challenge and defeat tight man coverage on a good day
  • Goes from set to shoot in a moment's notice
  • Possesses coveted physical traits
Weaknesses
  • Atrocious touchdown-to-interception total of 46:37 for his career
  • Brings trouble upon himself
  • Throws with very little anticipation or timing
  • Allows throwing windows to close before taking his shot
  • Doesn’t allow play design to work for him and misses wide open targets
  • Willing to fling it off his back foot
  • Oblivious to edge pressure and freezes under duress from interior rush
  • Redzone output was poor
  • Lacks attentiveness to safeties

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league