Jay Lee turned down offers from 4 teams before signing with Lions


Undrafted out of the University of Baylor, wide receiver Jay Lee is quickly becoming a favorite in the Motor City.

Come to find out, Lee turned down offers from the Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Giants before he would end up signing with the Lions.

“I had a relationship with the coaches. I got to do a private workout with them, got to come up here and visit and I just felt at home.”

Lee and fellow Baylor wide receiver, Corey Coleman (drafted in the first round, 15th overall by the Cleveland Browns in the 2016 NFL Draft) proved to be a great 1-2 tandem on the outside in the Baylor offensive scheme. Lee is also aware that things other than his playmaking ability will be needed at the NFL level, like being a great blocker.

“For me, I take pride in it. I don’t shy away from that. I’ll do whatever I can to help the team to win.”

Lee is somewhat of a long shot to make the Lions’ final 53-man roster, but how he is willing to work at getting better in all phases of the game, don’t be shocked if Jay Lee is on the final 53-man roster for the Lions come Week 1 of the regular season. It might be on the special teams end of things, but he is experienced in that matter as well and his speed could be a major x-factor in the return game.