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Darron Lee to visit Buffalo Bills pre-2016 NFL Draft

NCAA Football: Ohio State at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Add another name to the list of 2016 NFL Draft prospects visiting the Buffalo Bills in the month before the big event: Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee.

Lee revealed the visit in an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio on Monday evening.

One of the fastest risers in the pre-draft process this year, the 6'1", 232-pound Buckeye is arguably the most athletic linebacker available this year. He ran a 4.47-second 40-yard dash at the Combine in February; for the sake of comparison, Sammy Watkins posted a 4.43 at the Combine in 2014. He also posted a 1.55-second 10-yard split (tying Watkins), a 35.5-inch vertical jump, and an 11'1" broad jump. Clearly, he's a top athlete.

He's also a playmaker; in his two years with the Buckeyes (after taking over for first-round pick Ryan Shazier), Lee accumulated 27 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, three interceptions, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and a touchdown. His speed, instincts, and playmaking ability will make him an asset for any defense he plays in.

There are, however, concerns about his scheme fit at linebacker, specifically; Lee was a quarterback and cornerback in high school, and only switched to linebacker when he arrived at Ohio State. He's therefore not a physical brand of linebacker, and has almost a coverage-safety feel to his game. Any team drafting him would need to recognize his limitations as a take-on defender and a tackler, and plan around them.

Lee is the eighth player that we know, via various media reports, will be visiting the Bills this spring. The team can bring in as many as 30 prospects on pre-draft visits, but they stopped disclosing the names of those players last year.