Ball State Class of '08: Dee Lett

Ball State Class of '08: Dee Lett

BallStateInsider.com continues to highlight each player in the class of 2008 and doing a brief scouting report on each of the 23 players in the class (21 new players signed and 2 greyshirts). Today we have the twenty-third (and final) of those 23 installments.

Dee Lett, 5-11 205 LB, Hopkinsville, KY (Christian County)

What he brings: Good athleticism and pass rushing skills. Dee played a hybrid of DE and RUSH in high school. Meaning he basically played "seek and destroy" on the QB, The result was some impressive sack numbers. He has good speed and good moves to get to the QB and really just blew OLs away in high school.

Areas of improvement: Playing in space and size. With the above said, making a transition to a SLB in the Cardinals defensive scheme, means Dee will have to learn to play in space and make reads on run vs. pass. He can excel at blitzing, but he has to pick up the other traits in order to play full time. Also, at 205 pounds, Dee will have to put on another 20-30 lbs to excel at SLB and the rigors of attacking a collegiate running attack.

BallStateInsider.com grade: I don't know a great deal about Dee, but what I do know is that he has some good athleticism and some upside. I think he can possibly mold into a situational player who can record some sacks in passing situations as well as a special team stud, and maybe eventually develop into a full time SLB in a few years.

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