The Tanner Lee hype machine is gaining steam as the season approaches, and the Nebraska junior quarterback continues to impress.
First he stood out at the Manning camp. Now he’s impressing former NFL executive Phil Savage.
“After seeing @HuskerFBNation QB Tanner Lee spin it yesterday, he will be a top NFL prospect for ’18 or ’19,” Savage tweeted Friday morning. “Size, arm talent, intangibles.”
Nebraska QB Tanner Lee impresses former NFL executive
After seeing @HuskerFBNation QB Tanner Lee spin it yesterday, he will be a top NFL prospect for '18 or '19. Size, arm talent, intangibles.
— Phil Savage (@SeniorBowlPhil) August 11, 2017
Savage is the Senior Bowl’s executive director. He has also served as the Baltimore Ravens’ director of college scouting (1996 to 2002), Ravens director of player personnel (2003-04), Cleveland Browns vice president/general manager (2005-08), Philadelphia Eagles player personnel consultant (2010-11), and Eagles player personnel executive (2011-12).
As a coach, he’s been at Alabama and UCLA collegiately. He’s also coached with San Antonio Riders and the Cleveland Browns.
There hasn’t been a Big Ten quarterback taken in the first round of the NFL draft since 1995.
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Lee is set to take over for Tommy Armstrong Jr. as the Huskers’ starting quarterback. Lee played at Tulane for two seasons before transferring to Nebraska.
In two seasons with Tulane, Lee threw for 3,601 yards, 23 touchdowns and 21 interceptions.
Tanner Lee stats at Tulane
- 2014 — 185-for-336 (55.1 percent), 1,962 passing yards, 12 TDs, 14 INTs
- 2015 — 143-for-276 (51.8 percent), 1,639 passing yards, 11 TDs, 7 INTs
Lee, from Jesuit High School in Louisiana, passed for 3,984 yards in high school. In one game, he threw for a school-record 552 yards.