Name: Cameron Lee
School: Illinois State
Conference: Missouri Valley Football Conference
Projected NFL Position: OG
Draft Class: 2017
Q & A with Cameron Lee
What is your name, school, and position?
Cameron Lee, OL, Illinois State
What is your height and weight?
What do you consider your biggest asset on the field?
My athleticism and my feet.
Why did you choose your current college to further your football career?
The culture of the program
What is something about yourself, that most people don’t know?
I received more interest from colleges as a baseball and a basketball player than a football player.
What is one area of your game that you would like to improve, and what’s your plan to do so?
I need to improve my pad level. I’m doing drillwork to emphasize playing in a better position.
Who is the best player that you’ve played against so far in your career?
Anthony Walker from Northwestern
Who is your favorite NFL player at your position and why?
Zack Martin – I like the way he moves while run blocking
What NFL team is your favorite and why?
Tennessee Titans – They played in the first Super Bowl I was old enough to comprehend and I’ve followed them ever since.
Any parting words for your fans or friends?
Thank you for the amazing amount of support you have provided me throughout my entire career. #FTO
2016: All-Missouri Valley Football Conference Honorable Mention selection … started all 12 games for the Redbirds, making a move late in the season from guard to right tackle … Redbirds were the No. 6 in the MVFC in total offense (385.4) … named MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week (Sept. 12), following a strong performance in the team’s win over Northwestern.
2015: Started all 13 games at right guard for the Redbirds … key member of the offensive line unit which led the way for First-Team All-American and two-time MVFC Offensive Player of the Year Marshaun Coprich, who led the MVFC in rushing yards (1,967), touchdowns (23), yards per game (151.3), all-purpose yards per game (166.4) and scoring (11.2).
2014: Played in 13 games as a reserve offensive lineman.
2013: Member of the practice squad.
Oakwood HS: Three-year starter for head coach Gary Penhart … named an all-county and all-conference selection as a senior … selected to participate in the Eastern Star All Star Game … also named an all-county and all-conference selection as a junior … also a standout in baseball and basketball … holds school records for most career home runs and RBI … only the seventh basketball player in school history to score 1,000 points or more.
Personal: Born December 28, 1993, in Danville, Ill. … son of Tim and Dawn Lee … one of three children … majoring in political science.
Cameron Lee certainly looks the part, with a long and powerful build. He had two years as a full time starter in Illinois State’s run heavy offense, and he performed very well. With his height and length, he could possibly play Tackle if need be. But, his ideal spot is inside. He has a good initial punch and smooth footwork, making him a possible steal somewhere on draft day. We currently have him listed with a Draftable Grade in our Small School Draft Overview.