OLB Darron Lee, Ohio State
If speed is an issue for Ragland, the same complaint can’t be made of Darron Lee. Lee is listed as an outside linebacker, but would likely be shifted inside by the Packers.
Why Lee would be a good fit in Green Bay is due to his ability in coverage. He has the speed to keep up with tight ends, running backs and quick receivers in the middle of the field. With Clay Matthews shifting back outside, the Packers need a linebacker capable of holding up in coverage. Dane Brugler of CBSSports.com compared Lee to the Buccaneers’ Kwon Alexander:
"“Although he is still young in linebacker years, he is a high character competitor, playing with sky-high confidence and natural football instincts to pick things up quickly. In the mold of Ryan Shazier or Kwon Alexander, Lee is a versatile run-and-hit linebacker with an attacking mind-set that fits today’s NFL.”"
Jake Ryan has proven himself as a solid run-stuffer, and Lee would be a natural fit alongside him. Plugging the Ohio State product into Dom Capers’ defense would help let Matthews move back to his natural position while filing the Packers’ biggest need on defense.
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