New York Jets Prospects: WR Marqise Lee

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Marqise Lee – WR – University of Southern California

-Height: 6’0″

-Weight: 195 lbs.

-Junior

Strengths:

  • Can run routes extremely well; creates separation between defenders
  • Has great hands helping him catch tougher passes
  • Is very fast; helps him become elusive after he catches the ball
  • His vision helps him see where defenders are and helps him break into open field
  • Solid blocker who can help out on run plays

Weaknesses:

  • Struggled to stay healthy his junior year
  • Standing at 6’0” he is pretty small for a wide out
  • Needs to become a bit stronger to help against physical cornerbacks / break free

Analysis:

Lee has the talent to be the one of the first wide receivers taken in the draft. He is one of the fastest and most elusive wide outs and can easily burn defenses. Lee struggled to stay healthy his junior year, but he accumulated 1,721 receiving yards in his sophomore year. He can become a dominant slot receiver in the NFL and has shown signs of potential to be a number one receiver at USC. He only had four touchdowns this year, but had 25 in his first two seasons. If he becomes a bit more powerful, he could become one of the best picks in the draft.

Projected: Top 25 Pick

 

Topics: 2014 Nfl Draft, Marqise Lee, New York Jets, USC

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  • Paul Newbold

    I like Lee, but have serious doubts he qualifies to be the Jets first round pick. As you pointed out he’s had some injury concerns ( Jets have had their share of receiver injuries). His final season was a bit of a let down (granted, USC had it struggles). He’s projected to be more of a slot receiver (Jets have Kerley). And, finally, I’m not too keen on using a #1 pick for a player out of USC who has some serious doubters! I remember the last time the Jets did exactly that! I’ll take TE in the first!

    • Charlie DiSturco

      Paul,

      I couldn’t agree more. He has the potential to be a great WR, but taking an injury-risk in the first round scares me. I’d much rather take Ebron. Plus we don’t want Sanchez 2.0 but as a WR (USC players don’t play that well for us, lol).

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