As we rocket through round two of the draft, regularly hearing from Ohio State coach Urban Meyer on the main desk at NFL Network, Meyer presumably is having a better night than he did on Thursday while in the green room at the draft.
Sure, Meyer can puff his chest about having five of his players drafted in round one. But the last one taken — linebacker Darron Lee — has left a lasting image involving Meyer.
Immediately after being picked by the Jets at No. 20, Lee snubbed Meyer’s attempted old-school high five. Not once, but twice.
Our friend Dov Kleiman has the video. Lee possibly didn’t notice the first one. But he clearly saw the second attempt, said something to Meyer, and walked away with a smile.
Maybe Lee didn’t notice the second one, either. Or maybe Lee was retaliating just a little (or a lot) for Meyer’s recent public criticism of quarterback Cardale Jones.
Maybe Meyer will be asked about either situation (or both) on the air tonight. Given that he’s appearing on an NFL-owned broadcast operation and in light of the manner in which the league tiptoes on eggshells around the men who run the NFL’s free farm system, don’t count on it.