Marquel Lee is an American football linebacker for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Wake Forest and was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
On December 14, 2016, it was announced that Lee had accepted his invitation to play in the 2017 East-West Shrine Game. During practice for the East-West Shrine Game, Lee sustained a foot injury and was unable to participate.
He was one of 29 collegiate linebackers to attend the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana, but only performed the bench press, vertical jump, and broad jump due to his pre-existing foot injury.
Lee performed well, finishing second among all linebackers in the bench press, 12th in the broad jump, and 16th in the vertical. On March 13, 2017, Lee attended Wake Forest’s pro day and ran all the combine drills he was unable to at the combine.
At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Lee was projected to be a fifth-round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts. He was ranked the 13th best outside linebacker prospect in the draft by NFLDraftScout.com.
Lee signed a one-year contract with the Buffalo Bills on March 31, 2021. He was released on August 31, 2021. On September 1, 2021, Lee was signed to the Las Vegas Raiders practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on September 18, 2021.
He was released on September 22, 2021, and re-signed to the practice squad. He was promoted back to the active roster on November 3. On March 18, 2022, the Buffalo Bills signed Lee to a one-year contract.