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Alabama Football 2016 NFL Draft Profiles: Dillon Lee

The versatile inside-outside linebacker helped himself tremendously with the Pro Day workout.

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Dillon Lee

Height: 6035

Weight: 240

40 Yrd Dash: 4.84

20 Yrd Dash: 2.81

10 Yrd Dash: 1.66

225 Lb. Bench Reps: 20

Vertical Jump: 31

Broad Jump: 08'05"

20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.37

3-Cone Drill: 7.11

2015: Participated in all 15 games, tallying 27 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 1 sack, 1 PBU, 1 hurry, 2 INTs (T-2d on team.)

Strengths: Dillon Lee overcame a lot of mainly self-inflicted wounds early in his career (Saban's doghouse, DUI, etc) to be a very valuable contributor for the Tide. His obvious strengths are his his size (and he's a hefty one) that pairs well with his coverage ability. Scouts prized his ability to play inside or outside, as well as be an instant contributor on special teams, a role he also excelled in at Alabama. His pro day and Senior Bowl demonstrated good strength, average combine agility metrics, and above-average first-step quickness and recognition in pass situations. Very solid mechanics.

Weakness: Dillon will have a few character or locker room issues to explain from earlier in his career, there is no getting around that one. More concretely, his straight-line speed isn't as good as you'd like to see, especially for a player many project play on the outside at the professional level. Lee is a capable pass-rusher and run defender, but the latter has relied on a lot of mopping-up during gang tackles. He will need to show he can break-down in isolation with backs so that his lack of speed isn't as great a concern.

Verdict: Dillon Lee was definitely a beneficiary of Alabama's Pro Day. While his lack of speed was noted, it was not that awful -- being in the bottom 40% of combine linebackers. Many analysts, Mayock especially, think his prized pass coverage ability, his versatility, and instant contributions on special teams will earn him a shot . We think so too: Lee probably can make it as as a backup and role player in pass situations and special teams. Assuming there are no character marks, Lee is not a superstar, but just a solid ballplayer and a 6th or 7th-round steal.