September 22, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans wide receiver Marqise Lee (9) dives in for a touchdown against the California Golden Bears during the second half at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: Detroit Lions visit with Marqise Lee


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.

Per the National Football Post:

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.

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  • Herman Moore

    I can see trading down. This team is sorely in need of depth, and the more picks the better.

  • Dewight Mitchell

    no……..