With his second regular season approaching, linebacker Darron Lee is looking to step up for the Jets in 2017.
Taken 20th overall last year out of Ohio State, Lee recorded 45 tackles and one sack in 13 games with New York. As training camp nears the end, Lee has thought about what he wants to improve upon this season.
"I'm looking forward to showing all the hard work I put in in the offseason and turning that into leaps from last year," Lee told reporters Tuesday.
So far in the preseason, Lee has recorded 12 tackles in three games. Now feeling adjusted to the Jets' system, the 22-year-old is ready to make his mark on defense.
"I don't feel like a rookie, like I don't know what's going on," Lee said. "I was able to play faster and work on some other things that I probably wasn't able to work on last year because I had to work on other things at that point. Definitely a smoother camp for me this year."