You thought 2011 was a breakout season for Sean Lee? Gary Horton of Scouts Inc. sees much bigger things coming this season for the Cowboys' third-year inside linebacker.
Horton, a former NFL scout, put Lee No. 2 on an ESPN Insider list of 10 breakout players in the NFC.
Here's Horton's take on Lee:
Lee made a bit of a name for himself in 2011, and surprised everyone by leading the team in tackles (105), tackles for loss (10) and even interceptions (four). By the end of 2012, everyone will know about him because I believe he can get even better. For a young player, he showed a lot of consistency. He is a terrific athlete with great range and a real nose for the ball. While a lot of people see him as a finesse player, he has more physicality at the point of attack than you might think. He has terrific composure and is capable of making the defensive calls.