Fansided NFL Mock Draft – The New York Jets Select


The Fansided NFL Mock Draft returns this week and like always I’ll briefly analyze their selection for the Jets.

 

The Pick

#14 – New York Jets – Marqise Lee – WR – USC

Rex Ryan is on his way out.  Could Geno Smith join him?  It’s hard seeing the New York Jets give up on him that fast, especially since he’s not very well armed.  So they go get him help.  Marqise Lee is fast, agile and plays the receiver position like a technician.

 

Analysis

Sign me up. Make the deal. Make it happen. Call it in….

In the Las Vegas Bowl, Marquise Lee appeared to be a man amongst boys out there snatching seven receptions to go along with 118 receiving yards and two touchdowns.  He looked as fast as I’ve ever seen him and just a deal of swag and confidence to go along with those numbers.  The Jets desperately need a play-making WR that can separate from defenders and Lee is one of few WR prospects this off-season that are capable of being that type of player for the Jets.  Jets rookie QB was his own worst enemy a lot this season but lets not sit and act like if Geno had better weapons around him, he and this Jets team as a whole wouldn’t be in a better position right now.  I love the Lee pick here and hope Jets GM John Idzik sees the same things in Lee that I see and make the move to help his QB next season whomever that may be.

 

For those that are unfamiliar with Lee, here are some Marquise Lee highlights.  Enjoy…


Tags: 2014 Nfl Draft Marqise Lee New York Jets USC

  • Vincent Hall

    I like Lee, but this is a deep wide receiver class. On the other hand there are only 2 starting quality tight ends in this draft in Ebron and Jace Amaro. I think they have to go tight end first and get one of them.

    • Richardson91

      Completely agree TE in first and two WR in second and third. Love Brandin Cooks and Odell Bechkam Jr. if either is available in second.

  • Paul Newbold

    A deeper draft class at wide receiver this year may keep the Jets from going WR in the opening round. I know many of the mockers have them going receiver in this spot, but the Jets have other pressing needs as well. If they keep Rex around, I wouldn’t rule out another defensive pick, their need at safety might bring them to pick Clinton Dixon (the best “ready to go” safety in this draft. Or as Vincent Hall pointed out, they might go TE. I like Ebron if he’s still available. Remember they have 2 third round picks. If they were to bypass a receiver in the first, grab one in the second, and then package one of the third rounders with a compensatory pick, they might make it into the second for a double dipper at WR. TE might be addressed through free agency.

    • Richardson91

      Ebron and Amaro are both studs. Ebron is a dynamic weapon who plays with an edge. Amaro can run deep seam but is athletic and gets good separation on intermediate routes with great hands…

      • Paul Newbold

        No doubt both are studs. I just don’t see them going TE in the first round. Unfortunately for the fan base the Jets never seem to put much emphasis on TE. When they have drafted high at the position, it has never really worked out for them. The Jets have never really had a top notch TE in their history, adequate always seems the norm, and for some strange reason they seem enamored with Cumberland. I wouldn’t mind seeing either TE on next year’s squad, but see them going the free agency route again, :(