Lavaedeay "Vad" Lee redshirted in 2011 and served as a back-up in 2012 before starting 13 games as a sophomore in Georgia Tech's option scheme, finishing with 19 total touchdowns. However, he looked to transfer to a more traditional offense, signing with FCS-level James Madison. Lee was eligible right away and set JMU records for completions (282), passing yards (3,462), passing scores (30) and total offense (4,288) in 2014. He was on pace to break those records as a senior before a Lisfranc injury to his left foot (Oct. 2015), which required surgery and sidelined him for most of the draft process.
Lee lacks prototypical height for the quarterback position, but is physically put-together and has the requisite arm strength for the NFL level. A two-time JMU captain, he can be reckless with his decisions at times, but Lee understands touch and his blend of athleticism, intangibles and arm talent is worth bringing into camp - one of the draft's best kept secrets.
11/30/2015 - 2015 CAA OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES): Vad Lee, James Madison (QB - Sr.)...CAA Football's All-Conference awards are voted on by the league's 12 head coaches. 2015 co-champion William & Mary leads the way with 18 All-Conference selections, including seven first-team picks. Richmond produced the second-most honorees with 13, followed by James Madison and Delaware at 10. Despite missing the final three games of the season, Lee led CAA Football with 3,004 yards of total offense, 28 total touchdowns and a 165.5 passer efficiency rating. His average of 375.5 yards of total offense per game led the FCS during the regular season, as did his completion percentage of 68.3. - Colonial Athletic Association Football