Feb 22, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Southern California wide receiver Marqise Lee speaks at the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft rumors: Marqise Lee visits with New England Patriots

The New England Patriots are always in the market to get some help for Tom Brady in the passing game, and this could be something they could address in the NFL Draft next month, and this week they took a look at that possibility while holding a visit with former USC star Marqise Lee.

The Pats do need some help for not only Brady in the Pats’ passing game, but to take some of the heat off Julian Edelman as well, and Lee has the potential to bring that to the table, in all phases of the game.

In 2012, Lee had one of the best individual performances in all of college football when he finished with over 1,700 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Last season, though, his impact wasn’t felt nearly as much as he dealt with injuries and coaching issues, but he has assured that the injuries won’t be an issue going forward.

In addition to his receiving abilities, Lee is also an outstanding performer on special teams in the return game, another area that he can also help a team out in.

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