Dec 21, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Southern California Trojans receiver Marqise Lee (9) is pursued by Fresno State Bulldogs safety Derron Smith (13) on a 40-yard reception in the fourth quarter in the Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium. USC defeated Fresno State 45-20. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

USC coach Tee Martin: ‘sky is the limit for Marqise Lee’


Marqise Lee did not look like the Biletnikoff award winner of a season ago when the USC Trojans receiver battled through injuries which saw his statistical production take a massive dip from his sophomore year when he finished fourth in the Heisman voting.

However, despite a subpar junior season Lee projects as a first round pick in the 2014 NFL draft and his wide receivers coach at USC, Tee Martin, thinks his upside is limitless. “I think the sky is the limit for him, and he is going to take off when he gets to whatever team (drafts him),” Martin tells Dan Greenspan of College Football 24/7.

Lee is ranked as high as the second wide receiver in the draft behind former Clemson Tigers receiver Sammy Watkins and is slotted in the mid-to-late first round range by most mock drafts.

A strong showing at the NFL combine and USC pro day could go a long way in making teams forget about the 57 receptions for 791 yards and four touchdown season of 2013 and help refresh their memory of his 117-1,721-14 campaign of 2012.

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