The Jacksonville Jagaurs focused on offense in the NFL draft taking quarterback Blake Bortles in the first round with a top-five pick, and then selecting USC wide receiver Marqise Lee in the second round. Lee dropped because of injury concerns and arguably the poor quarterback play at USC.
Lee says that knee injury is behind him and he feels healthy and ready to go.
“I am 100 percent now, and it feels good,” Lee said Friday night, via Yahoo! Sports. “The wrist is fine. It hurt a little at first, but it was just one of those things. I can move it fine, and I am ready to go.”
That is good news for the Jaguars who over looked his left knee injury in college, an issue that had some drop Lee down or off their big boards entirely. Lee also admitted to more injuries than that, which can be a good thing or bad thing depending on how you look at it.
“Most of it, I couldn’t control,” Lee said. “I got hurt once blocking; it was just a fluky thing. Most of them were just things that I couldn’t control. I was annoyed, but I did what I could when I was hurt — mental reps, watching teammates, encouraging them, learning from them. Little things.
“If you’re competitive like I am, you prepare and you just get yourself ready for the next time up. That next time for me is now. I still got things done (when I was hurt), and I hope to get more down now.”
That pessimistic angle would be that it only strengthens the injury concerns and issues with Lee, like buying a lemon car they might have drafted a wide receiver who is more injury prone than originally thought. The optimistic angle would be that maybe his knee injury wasn’t that bad and entirely at fault for his decline in play, that these other issues coupled with that made the whole situation bad and his knee just got the blame for it.
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