The Detroit Lions are trying to figure out what to do with their first-round draft pick as everyone from Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to Mike Evans has been mocked as going to Detroit. But while the Lions could use defense and may grab an elite receiver in the first-round, they may be able to hold off on adding an offensive weapon until later in the draft.
According to National Football Post’s Aaron Wilson, the Lions have met with USC Trojans wide receiver Marqise Lee and apparently have interest in him — although they’re not alone.
USC All-American wide receiver Marqise Lee has visited the Baltimore Ravens and also has visits with the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints and has already met with the Detroit Lions and New York Jets, according to a league source.
Adding a young receiver to the tandem of Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate would be amazing for the Lions offense, but the question is will it be possible? Lee isn’t a top prospect but he’s likely at least a late first-round prospect. Given how things shake up, the Lions could get away with trading down and drafting Lee later in the first but they could also roll the dice and try to get him on the second day as well.