Draft Profile: Marquise Lee

Fox Sports profiles potential first round wide receiver Marquise Lee.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Lee might not be the biggest or the fastest receiver in this year’s draft class, but it is commonly agreed that he might be a good fit for a timin-based passing offense and could be productive from early in his career.  The Jets have displayed some interest in Lee thus far during the pre-draft process.




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Ronnie Taveras
Ronnie Taveras

Lee is my choice at WR since Watkins and Evans will be long gone. But i would rather take Ebron if he's still there somehow and then take someone like Jordan Matthews in round 2.


Also, i wouldn't mind taking a chance on Bradley Roby in the 2nd or 3rd who's a 1st rd talent at CB but his stock has fallen since he was arrested last weekend or something. Ebron, Matthews, Roby would dramatically improve our team all around and would give us the most value, or at least in my opinion lol. Can't just go WR in the 1st just cuz everyone wants one either. I don't see what everyone else see's in Beckham, would prefer Cooks over him and Lee over both.


-JetsFan65

Pat d
Pat d

Marqise Lee compares to Victor Cruz- his agility, acceleration and soft hands make him a natural playmaker. It is unknown whether Lee can salsa, but he's a breathtaking talent who should have plenty of opportunities to develop touchdown dances of his own in the NFL.

from Lindy's Pro Football Draft Report

WW85
WW85

WAITING FOR THE DRAFT F$%#ing SUCKS!!  The NFL Could do one round a week to really milk it if they want. It would be cool. First round on Thursday. 2nd round a week later. We'd spend all week strategizing & the NFL would make even more $$. We'd all be mildly satisfied. 

ukjetsfan
ukjetsfan

Slightly off topic here, but still draft related.


Does anyone know what the deal is if you draft guys that are injured and can't play their rookie season? Like Lattimore last year. Do they count for a roster spot at any point, or can they just be put on IR all year?

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

@a57se  There are few things in public life that   remain silent.  Moving up or down in the NFL draft is one of them. Any GM who reaches said position is yet to tip his hand  until his team is on the clock.

marcus81
marcus81

@a57se SF could use Manziel too, Kap threw the game play off game away

Pat d
Pat d

57

You think Watkins will go before the Raiders pick

Hazard2012
Hazard2012

@a57se  


It would be a costly move...but SF have enough picks to get it done.  Two two's and three three's.    Would probably take one of each plus their first.  

WW85
WW85

@a57se  @NFL_CFB is a good follow on Twitter for the draft

marcus81
marcus81

@Ronnie Taveras or Lee and Amaro, is not bad, but if they take a top CB and Amaro and then Moncrief it won't be a bad deal

Hazard2012
Hazard2012

@a57se  


No Moncrief?   Thought we had a deal!    


Be delighted with this, even Hyde...but more and more I want DAT now, too, as a luxury we can now afford with CJ in hand.   DAT brings a whole new dimension to the O and ST the likes we haven't had since Leon Washington.   


Like combining Exum and Desir.   I'd even consider getting Colvin, too, but then you know how I feel about our secondary.   

WW85
WW85

@a57se  What WRs & CBs did you pass on in rds 1 & 2?


WW85
WW85

@Pat d  do they rank WRs? In what order do they rank the top 10?

Hazard2012
Hazard2012

@a57se  


I remember George Allen doing this and everyone thought him crazy...until they saw the results.   


Not sure you could do this today...certainly not for such an extended period of time.   But go a mock site that allows trades and trade down into the second round...then start picking.   Bet you'll be amazed at the quality of talent you can assemble because you're usually dealing with multiple picks in the 2nd and 3rd rounds.       


Allen did it a little differently...often trading away picks for established talent...which does make sense when you think about it...providing you have the $$$ to pay these 'proven' guys.   That's what would be hard to do now.   

Brendan
Brendan

@ukjetsfan  I think they go on the Reserve/Non-Football injury list. 

Hazard2012
Hazard2012

@ukjetsfan  


Good question, because there are several very talented players who are hurt who might be very nice 'projects' for the Jets, especially if they don't count against the roster this year.   Brandon Thomas is one, Aaron Colvin another.   These guys could be potential future starters or quality backups. 

Pat d
Pat d

1-Watkins

2-Evans

3-Lee

4-Benjamin

5-Beckham

6-Robinson

7-Cooks

8-Matthews

9-Landry

10-Adams

Pat d
Pat d

Yeah it gives me something to read while at work. I also like to read up on the RBs, because I always draft a couple of rookie RBs for my fantasy team.

ukjetsfan
ukjetsfan

@Brendan Fair enough, that's sort of what I thought. Good re my comments above then.

ukjetsfan
ukjetsfan

@Hazard2012 Brandon Thomas is the one that I was watching tape on that made me wonder actually, especially with Rex's Clemson links and our lack of depth on the o-line.


Colvin was another, OG Spencer Long from Nebraska was a third.


People keep mentioning that we're inevitably going to trade up as we have 12 picks - well, what if we took a couple of injury projects who we could keep hold off and not risk losing to other teams - i.e. use the extra picks for some risk/reward?

Hazard2012
Hazard2012

@a57se @Hazard2012  


Ouch!   I can't see SF doing that, can you?   I mean they don't have lots of holes but it''s not as if TE is their only need.   But the clock is ticking on Harbaugh there, isn't it...like it's ticking on Denver and NE.   Maybe they go 'all-in', too.   


Moving down, repeatedly, would make sense for Oakland, however, but they might get more value moving down incrementally rather than all at once.   



Hazard2012
Hazard2012

@a57se @Hazard2012  


Agree re Norwood.   I also like TJ Jones as a later round WR.   Jeff Janis, too.  


Re DAT...that's the problem...he may not be there beyond 5.   

Hazard2012
Hazard2012

@a57se @Hazard2012  


Know what you mean re extra top picks...and do like your 4th rounders...but I'd still like to snag DAT somewhere in the mix given what he could bring to the table on both O and ST.    Maybe in lieu of Norwood...

WW85
WW85

@a57se Barr is falling on a lot of boards.  IF he's there at 18, what do u think?

bradysucks
bradysucks

@a57se @NJ libertarian  



You've had better mock drafts Susan....

Pat d
Pat d

Brandin Cooks compares to Tavon Austin. Cooks is a slightly bigger, not as fast version of Austin due to explosive feet, open field moves and natural athleticism that makes him a home run threat whenever he touches the ball.

Pat d
Pat d

Yeah, just a few. LOL

WW85
WW85

@Pat d  Thanks  lot of talk about Benjamin rising bc he can be used as aTE/WR.  Any writeup on Cooks?

Pat d
Pat d

It's all good

Pat d
Pat d

I work at a brewery, I guess sometimes its work.

Hazard2012
Hazard2012

@a57se @Hazard2012 @Pat d  


We're beginning to agree entirely too much.  


Would love to see Moncrief paired with either Beckham or Cooks....throw in Decker and one of the TE's ... ASJ, Amaro or Niklas...now add our backfield, with DAT sprinkled-in...


FOUGETABOUTIT!   



Hazard2012
Hazard2012

@a57se @Hazard2012 @Pat d  


That's what I think, too.   IMO, he's the best WR in this draft after Sammy and Evans, and he might even give them a run for their money in time if he develops the way I think he will.      

Hazard2012
Hazard2012

@Pat d  


Not sure that's who Hank had in mind...he's probably talking about Johnny Footbawl...


...but I like the Moncrief move for the Geno trade pick.   In two years time he's a #1 WR on 75% of the teams in the league.   

Pat d
Pat d

I would say OT Jake Matthews is the best offensive player in the draft

Hazard2012
Hazard2012

@a57se @Hazard2012 @Bent  


If Colvin can play and make the team this year, all well and good.   If not, IR him until next year.  He should be available later because of the injury, but would otherwise be a higher round pick.  


Idzik seems the kind of GM who would be all-over that kind of value....but he won't be the only one thinking it.   His edge will be he has enough picks to use a few in this manner.        

Hazard2012
Hazard2012

@a57se @Bent  


Colvin, too...knowing how Rex loves his CB's and can supposedly play both CB and S.  

Brendan
Brendan

@ukjetsfan That does seem like a pretty savvy play if you pick the rigth player. 

ukjetsfan
ukjetsfan

@Brendan @ukjetsfan  Just putting the thought out there, as like Hazard said above, it's like getting another couple of guys next year, but better in that they should understand the system.


Gotta reckon Idzik would like the value in that, seeing as we're unlikely to get any comp picks next year.

Brendan
Brendan

@ukjetsfan I'll admit, I hadn't considered drafting injured players and stashing them on IR until they're healthy. That's an interesting way of working things to keep all your picks and players. 

Hazard2012
Hazard2012

@ukjetsfan @Hazard2012  


I like Dozier, Richardson (both Antonio and Cyril), Bitonio, James, and even the Canadian Tardif...and I often try to grab them in the 4th round when they're there.   


Trouble is my top three picks usually involve WR-CB-TE or OLB, depending how things fall, so whichever one is left usually gets addressed in the 4th    


Like you, I had also been picking Sims, Sankey, Freeman, or Seastrunk, etc. in the 4th, but now that we've added CJ I've to DAT.  We don't need another back, per se, but adding someone as versatile, dynamic and explosive as DAT to this O could be a game-changer in more ways than one.    

ukjetsfan
ukjetsfan

@Hazard2012 @ukjetsfan  I can see the logic there. 


O-line might be a nice grab there, especially if a guard falls like Dozier or Richardson.


Otherwise I like the prospect of targeting LBs - get a guy in to learn behind Pace and Harris, respectively - or add a free safety, like Dion Bailey or Eddy Reynolds.


RB I think can wait until later, as there are bound to be elusive guys from smaller schools left later on. Wouldn't mind taking someone like Charles Sims earlier though - can pass protect and catch the ball as well as any other RB in the draft. Runs nice routes too

Hazard2012
Hazard2012

@ukjetsfan @Hazard2012  


You may not need to take these guys in the 4th. We'd have to play it by ear.   


My thinking re the 4th round picks usually involves trying to get either a CB, a versatile OLmen, or maybe a second WR, and always one RB.   Lately, that back has been De'Anthony, who I think would bring a whole other explosive dimension to the O now that CJ is also in fold.  DAT's the kind of lightning we haven't had since Leon Washington, and is a luxury we could afford with 12 picks and a stacked backfield.    


I might also want to take a look at a QB here, so those three 4th rounders could already be spoken for.   

ukjetsfan
ukjetsfan

@Hazard2012 @ukjetsfan  Exactly. I'd actually be a little disappointed if we didn't take at least one risk like this actually, especially with Thomas, maybe even with our 4th round comp pick.

Hazard2012
Hazard2012

@ukjetsfan @Hazard2012  


I completely agree.   Thomas and Colvin are probably second round picks if not injured.   Jets have 12 picks, and could easily afford to grab these guys say in the 5th or 6th round, if there, and just park them on the IR until next year. It's like getting two extra top picks in next year's draft!