Record-holding former USC wide receiver and second round NFL draft choice Marqise Lee has agreed to terms on his four-year rookie contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Specific terms of the deal were not disclosed in the press release issued by the Jaguars.
Lee will be the last of Jacksonville’s rookies to sign when he does so on Friday, just three days before he is slated to report to his first NFL training camp.Drafted 39th overall in May’s draft, Lee was considered a top five overall pick before the 2013 college football season. However, the 2012 Bilnetnikoff Award winner had a drop off in production as a junior, caused by early season struggles of the USC offense and a knee injury that cost him three games and severely limited him in two more.
While at USC, Lee racked up ownership or a share of 24 Trojan records, including the all-time mark in reception yards with 3,655. With 248 career catches, he missed out on Robert Woods’s receptions record by just four. He ranks fourth all-time in the Pac-12 in both categories.
Lee’s not the first USC wide receiver to be selected by the Jaguars, as R. Jay Soward was a first round pick back in 2000. Soward lasted just 13 games in Jacksonville, catching 14 passes before struggles with substance abuse derailed his career.