Tanner Lee NFL Draft 2018: Scouting Report for Jacksonville Jaguars' Pick

Matt Miller@nfldraftscoutNFL Draft Lead WriterApril 28, 2018

Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee (13) warms up before an NCAA college football game against Northwestern in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
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POSITIVES

—One-year starter at Nebraska and 2016 Scout Team Offensive MVP.

Has rare arm strength and displayed it at the Senior Bowl and during the combine.

—He has the second-strongest arm in this class behind only Josh Allen.

He has experience working under center, in a pro-style offense, which will help his cause.

Offers fairly solid mechanics and delivery while being able to fit the ball into tight spaces with his big arm.

         

NEGATIVES

Turnovers are a major problem.

Poor at picking up blitzes and does not keep his head downfield when pressured.

—When pressured, Lee will throw off his back foot and try to test defenders too often with his arm. The defense often won that battle.

—Tries to win with his athleticism and hasn't developed anticipation.

          

GRADE: 5.40 (7th Round)

PRO COMPARISON: Logan Thomas, Buffalo Bills

          

OVERALL

Lee declared for the NFL draft instead of staying in Lincoln for the Scott Frost era and may struggle to be drafted after a shaky final season and poor showing at the Senior Bowl. He's a developmental flier type.

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