When he arrived on the college football scene in the fall of 2011, Marqise Lee was described by then-coach Lane Kiffin as “every bit as fast as Robert [Woods], but he’s bigger and stronger.”
Now, the NFL has the chance to evaluate the electric wide out and we have the chance to find out just how right Kiffin was about Lee in terms of the Woods comparisons.
Just as Woods dropped into the second round after an injury plagued junior season, Lee has dropped out of top ten contention because of his health struggles in 2013. After two stand out seasons, earning All-American honors and the Biletnikoff award, breaking 1000 yards receiving and racking up double digit touchdown totals, his junior year totals of 791 yards and four touchdowns were a definite step down.
Still projected as a first round pick, Lee will almost certainly be USC’s top drafted player this year.
The 2014 NFL Draft is set for May, which means it is mock draft season and Lee has found his way into more than a few of those first round guessing games from expert prognosticators.
To save you all the trouble of searching through dozens of mock drafts, we’ve whipped together a round up of all the places Lee has been projected to land.