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Wake Forest’s Marquel Lee Invited to NFL Combine

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A nice honor for the Demon Deacon.

NCAA Football: Syracuse at Wake Forest Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Wake Forest linebacker Marquel Lee has been invited to the 2017 NFL Draft Combine. The combine will be held from February 28th though March 6th in Indianapolis. In total, 330 players were invited. Lee was a very productive player during his time at Wake Forest, and is more than deserving of this invitation.

Marquel Lee came to Wake Forest by way of Westlake High School in Waldorf, Maryland. Lee played as a true freshman then became a starter by his sophomore season, and remained in that role for the remainder of his Wake Forest career. He totaled 291 tackles during his career, including 42 tackles for loss, 14.5 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, and 2 passes defended. Despite his outstanding numbers as a senior (105 tackles, 20 TFL, 7.5 sacks, 3 FF), he was inexplicably not named 1st team All-ACC. He was the backbone of a very good Wake Forest defense.

CBS Sports currently ranks Lee as the 7th best inside linebacker prospect in the 2017 NFL Draft and projects that Lee will be drafted in either the 5th or 6th round. Congratulations to Marquel on getting one step closer to pursuing his NFL dreams. We will track his performance during the combine and see where he is in mock drafts as we get closer to the NFL Draft, which will be held from April 27th through April 29th.

Be sure to check out his senior highlights below.