One of the more intriguing prospects in this year’s draft pool comes from USC. Receiver Marqise Lee, the Biletnikoff Award winner in 2012 with 1,721 receiving yards, dropped down to 791 in 2013.
That has caused him to possibly drop down the board as the draft approaches, with many putting him behind Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans.
Lee, expressing confidence that he’ll regain his 2012 form at the next level and accepting the fact that he has no control over where he’s drafted, told PFT Live that he will visit the Panthers and Saints in the coming weeks. He’s also had two private workouts in California, but he has declined to name the teams.
(By league rules, workouts may happen only on or near campus; visits to team headquarters cannot include workouts.)
Lee said his numbers dropped in part due to injury (he dealt with a knee problem in 2013) and changes at quarterback. Regardless of what happened in 2013, the talent he displayed in 2012 is undeniable. Someone will be getting a guy who could become a very good receiver at the NFL level.