Aside from maybe DeMarcus Ware, Sean Lee was probably the Dallas Cowboys’ best defensive player in 2011, just his second season in the NFL. But according to one former NFL scout, Lee still hasn’t met his potential, an idea that might be scary for NFC East offensive coordinators.
Gary Horton of Scouts Inc. recently compiled a list of the top ten players who he believes will have breakout seasons in 2012, and the Penn State product Lee ranked second.
“Lee made a bit of a name for himself in 2011, and surprised everyone by leading the team in tackles (105), tackles for loss (10) and even interceptions (four),” Horton writes, via ESPN Dallas. “By the end of 2012, everyone will know about him because I believe he can get even better. For a young player, he showed a lot of consistency. He is a terrific athlete with great range and a real nose for the ball.
“While a lot of people see him as a finesse player, he has more physicality at the point of attack than you might think. He has terrific composure and is capable of making the defensive calls.”
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