Senior Bowl scout Patrick Woo is pumped about what he saw from Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee at the Manning Passing Academy.
Lee is entering his first year of eligibility at Nebraska after two seasons as starter at Tulane.
As a freshman with the Green Wave, he was 185-for-336 for 1,962 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions. In 2015, he went 143-for-276 for 1,639 yards, 11 touchdowns, and seven interceptions.
Lee has impressed this spring, and was named the starter heading into the summer by Mike Riley.
He took that momentum to the Manning Passing Academy this past weekend, Reese's Senior Bowl scout Patrick Woo told Land of 10. Woo preferred him to the biggest name passers at the event:
“[Louisville QB] Lamar Jackson, UCLA’s Josh Rosen and USC’s Sam Darnold are great, but Tanner Lee was my favorite guy,” said Woo, who helps build the Senior Bowl roster and serves as a liaison between college programs and NFL coaching staffs.
He even thinks that Lee can make a run at the NFL Draft after just one season with the Huskers, if he plays up to potential.
“If he plays up to his capable skills, he may or may not have a decision to make come NFL draft time after this season,” Woo said.
Lee hasn't gone completely without hype this off-season. Sports Illustrated named him a potential breakout player ahead of this season. Still, putting him ahead of the reigning Heisman winner and the first overall pick favorite is a new height.