Linebacker Sean Lee of Penn State is picked by the Dallas Cowboys in round 2 of the NFL draft.
The Dallas Cowboys moved up from a 55th draft pick overall in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles and chose Sean Lee in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
With the 23rd pick of the second round (55th overall), the Dallas Cowboys selected Penn State linebacker Sean Lee.
At 6-foot-2, 236 pounds, Lee may be groomed by Dallas as an inside linebacker behind Keith Brooking. But he has a reputation as a versatile player with refined instincts who can play either linebacker position in the 3-4.
Lee's downside is described as almost exclusively related to his health. He has a history of knee injuries, including an ACL tear that caused him to miss the Nittany Lions' entire 2008 season; he also missed three games in 2009 as a result of a sprained left knee.
Aside from these concerns, however, there is little bad to say about Sean Lee.
Former New England Patriots' backer Tedy Bruschi compared Lee to himself in terms of instincts, and NFL Network draft guru Mike Mayock ranked him the second best inside linebacker in the draft, behind Alabama's Rolando McClain.
"It wouldn't surprise me if one of those really good teams that made it to the playoffs last year, between 25 and 32, that don't have a lot of needs but they just want a good, solid football player," said Mayock, per Philly.com, "I wouldn't be surprised if he snuck in late in the first round."
Instead, Dallas landed Lee in the mid-second round.
In exchange for the 55th pick, the Eagles will receive Dallas's 59th (2nd round) and125th (4th round) overall selections.