A former first round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft of the New York Jets, Darron Lee has looked like he is ready to turn the corner. However, his 2018 season ended with a four game suspension for violating the substance abuse policy. Now with the addition of C.J. Mosley in free agency, the Jets have put Lee up for sale.
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There may not be another player in the NFL who matches Kwon Alexander’s play speed and style than Lee does. With blazing speed to get from sideline to sideline, putting Lee in Todd Bowles’ defensive scheme has the potential to be a match made in heaven. The fourth-year linebacker out of Ohio State could be the perfect candidate to fill the void left behind when Alexander signed with the San Francisco 49ers.
Entering the fourth year of his rookie deal, the Buccaneers would only be responsible to pay Lee about $1.8 million in 2018, with the option to pick up his fifth year option and get a second year out of him to prove his worth. It would not take much more than a fourth or fifth round pick to acquire Lee from the Jets either, a price that the cap strapped Bucs should be willing to pay.