The Jets had a private meeting with USC wide receiver Marqise Lee after his pro day (Mehta, March 13).
The Jets could be looking to draft the 6′ receiver with the No. 18 pick in the upcoming draft.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comLee was the 2012 Biletnikoff Award winner (honor given to the best receiver in the country) but his stock might have taken a tumble after measuring 5′ 11 3/4″ and clocking a 4.52 at the Combine. Heading into the Combine, Lee was talked about as a first rounder … but will be now land in the second?
Part of the Jets interview must be construed as simple due diligence. Still, the Jets triumverate attended Sammy Watkins pro day and their extra intent around receivers is being noticed. The Jets might have added Eric Decker and are about to add Brandon Pettigrew but the team would be wise to find a receiver early on in the draft to build around since Stephen Hill might never develop into the player Mike Tannenbaum drafted him to be.