Former Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee was taken in the 6th round of the NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday. Lee went 203rd overall & was the only former Husker taken in this year's draft.
Nebraska's now had at least one player drafted every year since 1963. The Louisiana native was the first Big Ten quarterback taken this year.
In Lee's lone season as an NU starter, he threw for 3,143 yards - the 3rd highest total in Husker history. He completed 57 percent of his passes and threw for 23 touchdowns & 16 interceptions.
#Jaguars GM Caldwell says QB Tanner Lee has "big arm, quick release, some traits you can really develop." Jags ass't coach Eric Price was offensive coordinator at Tulane when Lee was there before Nebraska transfer due to coaching staff change.— Eugene Frenette (@GeneFrenette) April 28, 2018
Lee could have come back for one more year at Nebraska but instead, chose to go pro.
In his collegiate career that included two years at Tulane, he threw for a total of 6,744 yards in 31 games and tossed 46 TD passes.