As of now, the Jets have only two picks to work with — fourth round (105) and sixth round (196).
Cimini mentions that Lee is seemingly expendable now that the Jets have spent huge money on C.J. Mosley. Even so, Cimini believes Lee still has some value, given that he has a reasonable salary for the 2019 season.
According to Cimini, unless the Jets get a solid offer such as a fourth-round pick for Lee, they’re likely better off holding on to him.
Lee, 24, is a former first-round pick of the Jets back in 2016. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $10.221 million and set to make a base salary of $1.83 million in 2019.
The Jets will have to decide whether to pick up Lee’s fifth-year option this offseason, but it sounds like this is unlikely.
In 2018, Lee appeared 12 games for the Jets and recorded 74 tackles, no sacks, three interceptions with one being returned for a touchdown and five pass defenses.