Feb 22, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Southern California wide receiver Marqise Lee speaks at the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Bucky Brooks' Mock Draft 5.0: The New York Jets Select.......

Throughout the off-season so far, we have been watching the Mock Drafts as they have been updated. While the draft gets closer, it’s pretty unique and interesting to see how the drafts the experts have written, no matter how far apart they start, seem to converge on similar ideas. Bucky Brooks is no different.

Brooks is an NFL media analyst, and we have followed his Mock as it has been updated. This week, Brooks put out his fifth version of his mock draft, and for the Jets, the player selected is a familiar face this off-season.


Adding a dynamic weapon like Lee in the middle will help Geno Smith and Michael Vick become more efficient from the pocket.

Take a look at his entire first round by clicking here.

So what about the pick?

Well, remember his stats from USC:

Receiving & Rushing

Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Year School Conf Class Pos G Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
2011 Southern California Pac-12 JR WR 12 73 1143 15.7 11 5 33 6.6 0 78 1176 15.1 11
*2012 Southern California Pac-12 JR WR 13 118 1721 14.6 14 13 106 8.2 0 131 1827 13.9 14
*2013 Southern California Pac-12 JR WR 11 57 791 13.9 4 6 7 1.2 0 63 798 12.7 4
Career Southern California 248 3655 14.7 29 24 146 6.1 0 272 3801 14.0 29

With 29 touchdown receptions over three seasons, Marqise Lee has distinguished himself as a playmaker at the college level, and should be able to translate to the pro game.

There are other receivers available at this spot, such as Odell Beckham and Brandin Cooks. However, if this player is the choice on May 8th, nobody will be disappointed.

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  • Paul Newbold

    The injury concerns and his drop off in production due to them in his final year of college ball has dropped him down to this point. After the 2012 season, he was almost a lock to be in the top 5 of this draft. If the Jets feel he is healthy and that the leg problem won’t be a recurring type of injury, then Lee is a steal at #18. We’ve all read his attributes, we’ve seen tape of his athleticism, the kid can down right play ball! I have to ask though, do the Jets gamble with the first round pick? There are other solid receivers available at #18 who don’t carry the injury concern and who had more productive season last year. Do the Jets gamble that Lee returns to 2012 form? If they can get Dennard in the first, I think that will be the pick.

    • Edward Kirby

      An underrated player due to an injury? He sounds like an Idzik kind of guy. Sign him up!