Let’s continue navigating through the world of mock drafts.
This is the time that all of the experts speculate as to whom will be chosen in the NFL draft, and when. Typically the “mock” drafts are done of the first round, where the biggest names in the draft are chosen, and we are going to take a look at another one this afternoon.
Daniel Jeremiah is a face that most of us see on the NFL Network. He was a scout in the NFL prior to going into broadcasting, now he works for the NFL Network, and NFL.com. He is also a great follow on Twitter, give him a follow at @MoveTheSticks.
So who does Daniel Jeremiah have for the New York Jets?
MARQISE LEE, WR, USC
The Jets need to surround Geno Smith with more firepower and Lee has been a big-play machine throughout his college career.
If you want to take a look at his entire mock, check it out by clicking here.
Here are his stats from USC:
This is certainly a pick that Jets’ fans will absolutely cheer about. Geno Smith needs weapons, and Marqise is a weapon. With Sammy Watkins, Mike Evans, and Eric Ebron off the board(in this scenario), Lee is a likely selection here.
The Jets could go with TE Jace Amaro from Texas Tech here as well, but it does seem that Ebron is the far more highly regarded TE, so if he isn’t available, they will likely go receiver here.
He is six feet tall, and weights in at 195 pounds. He has excellent hands and is quick when the ball is in them. He can breakaway and make big plays anytime the football is in his hands, something we haven’t seen in the green and white in seemingly forever.
Marqise has experience in the return game as well, with two TDs in the return game while in school. Versatility is important to any team, but we know that Rex Ryan loves it.
He is coming out of school one year early, which can always be a concern. There is always the argument to be made that a player would benefit from finishing his eligibility.
But if Marqise Lee is ready to go, he certainly would be a great pick at #18.