NFL scout says USC WR Marqise Lee is still a first-rounder

Sep 14, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; USC Trojans wide receiver Marqise Lee (9) sprints down the sideline on his way to an 80-yard touchdown as he is trailed on the sidelines by head coach Lane Kiffin during the second quarter against Boston College at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Coming into the 2013 season, one of the names atop the list of potential Heisman Trophy candidates was the versatile wide receiver from the University of Southern California, Marqise Lee.

But, things this season didn’t quite pan out in Lee’s favor as he battled through injuries, as well as some inconsistencies on offense during the beginning part of the campaign.

Despite the down season in 2013 compared to what he did in 2012 when he caught a school-record 118 passes and won the Biletnikoff Award as a sophomore, there are still many that believe that Lee should bypass his senior year in 2014 and take his talents to the NFL.

One NFL scout, speaking to the Los Angeles Times, is on that list of folks who believe Lee should be playing on Sundays next season:

“He’s a first-rounder,” said an NFL scout, who requested anonymity because he is not authorized to speak publicly about prospects. “Teams are really going to like the person when they talk to him.

The USC Trojans will take on Fresno State this Saturday in the Las Vegas Bowl, and then Lee will reportedly make his decision shortly thereafter.

Topics: Marqise Lee, NFL Draft

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