The Jets’ first-round pick from 2016 has fared far better than their second-round pick. But that’s not really saying much, given that the second-round pick was quarterback Christian Hackenberg.
Linebacker Darron Lee, the first-rounder from two years ago, has appeared in 28 games with 24 starts since arriving in the NFL. He improved in year two, with more tackles, three sacks, and two forced fumbles. He aims to do even more in his third season.
Lee also is saying more on the field than he has during his first two seasons, making play calls during last week’s OTAs.
That’s exactly what they want me to do, Lee said. I was vocal last year, but it was hard, because Demario [Davis] had been here before. So it was kind of hard to really do that, because he already knew it. But I was still vocal out there. I already am more vocal [this year]. It’s already been put into action.
The real action comes in little more than three months. If Lee can put it all together, and if the Jets can win games, Lee could begin fulfilling his big-picture professional goals.
Foley’s reaction to the Raiders move isn’t stopping them from throwing their support behind their future neighbors. As noted by Arash Markazi of ESPN, the team took out a full-page ad in the Las Vegas Review-Journal to channel the late Al Davis and urge the Golden Knights to Just win, baby.
Markazi adds that Raiders owner Mark Davis is expected to be in attendance of Monday’s game. He was also courtside for Sunday’s inaugural home game for the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces after the team took out a similar ad welcoming the team to town. That game took place at Mandalay Bay, which is across a freeway from where the stadium the Raiders will call home in 2020.
It’s kind of funny, they still try to call me light, Walker said. It’s all fun and games.
He bulked up over the last few months by eating four to five meals a day. Going back to Florida and dining on his mom’s cooking helped as well.
As it turns out, he’s not a bad cook himself. His specialties?
Love lobster and shrimp, he said. Love seafood.