On the offensive side of the ball, there’s no more intriguing prospect this year that USC receiver Marqise Lee. (Other than, you know, Johnny Manziel.)
The 2012 Biletnikoff Award winner, Lee’s production slipped dramatically in 2013. So which guy will show up at the next level?
The receiver-needy Jets could be eyeballing Lee at No. 18. He hopes they are.
“They’re a great organization,” Lee told Brian Costello of the New York Post. “They made me feel at home and made it feel like a place you want to play.”
Lee continues to attribute last year’s subpar play to injury.
“Unfortunately I had [a knee] injury that I couldn’t control,” Lee said. “That caused me to miss [three] games and didn’t let me perform to my potential. That’s really about it. I’m 100 percent now and I’m back to where I am. Nothing has changed. I’m going to come out and do what I’m supposed to.”
While some believe Lee will slide out of round one, others think he’ll go in the 18-to-26 range. At No. 18 are the Jets, and while the pick would be gutsy, the upside would provide more of exactly what the Jets need on offense.