Sep 28, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; USC Trojans wide receiver Marqise Lee (9) returns a kickoff during the first half against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: Marqise Lee wants to play for Detroit Lions

On Thursday the Detroit Lions hosted former USC Trojans wide receiver Marqise Lee as they continue to get set for the 2014 NFL Draft in a few weeks. With it being no secret that the Lions are in the market for a wide receiver to relieve some of the pressure from Calvin Johnson, it’s no surprise they brought in one of the top Pac-12 wide receivers the past few seasons.

As for the visit itself, it went rather well. It went so well, in fact, that Lee alluded to the Detroit Free Press that he would love to be that man on the other side to give Megatron some help in the receiving game.

“Think I did pretty well, left a good impression, so hopefully, at the end of the day, I end up going there. If not, wherever I end up,” Lee said. “Honestly, to tell you the truth, I’m going to be happy wherever I go down. If it’s 10, it’s 10. If it’s 29, it’s 29. It doesn’t matter to me, as long as I get the opportunity to actually go out there and play.”

As of right now, for as good as Lee was in college, it’s a stretch to think the Lions would use their top-10 pick on him, but if they were really that impressed with what they saw today, a possible trade up later for him, especially if they don’t use their first pick on a wide receiver, is not out of the realm of possibility.

 

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