Aug 29, 2013; Honolulu, HI, USA; Southern California Trojans receiver Marqise Lee (9) carries the ball against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors at Aloha Stadium. USC defeated Hawaii 30-13. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft 2014: New York Jets have interest in drafting Marqise Lee


The New York Jets just inked free agent wide receiver Eric Decker to a fat contract on Wednesday night but they apparently aren’t done shopping for wide outs to add to the offense. After years of having absolutely no weapons whatsoever, you can’t blame the Jets for wanting to load up on talent and that is what seems to be leading them to USC Trojans wide receiver Marqise Lee.

According to the New York Daily News, the Jets have held private high-level meetings with Lee and have significant interest in drafting him.

Per the New York Daily News:

The Jets may add another wideout in free agency, but general manager John Idzik’s best hope of landing a cornerstone player at the position will be in the draft in May. To that end, the organization has shown significant interest in USC receiver Marqise Lee.

This seems to suggest rather heavily that the Jets will be looking at drafting Lee and won’t pass on him if he’s there for them. A lot can happen between now and the draft, but pairing Decker with Lee isn’t a bad way to rebound from having no weapons for Geno Smith to throw to.

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