The Jacksonville Jaguars have finally come to an agreement with second round pick Marqise Lee, according to Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.
— Ryan O’Halloran (@ryanohalloran) July 16, 2014
Lee was one of four 2014 NFL Draft picks who were still unsigned with training camp less than two weeks away, joining Justin Gilbert, No. 8 overall pick by the Cleveland Browns, Taylor Lewan who was the No. 11 pick by the Tennessee Titans and third round pick and No. 67 overall pick, Billy Turner of the Miami Dolphins.
Lee slipped to the second round over concerns over the health of his knees and a drop in production in his junior season at USC. Lee won the Biletnikoff Award as the top receiver in the nation as a sophomore in 2012, but with Matt Barkley leaving for the NFL, Lee battled drops, inconsistent quarterback play and questions about his health.
The 6-0, 195-pound receiver finished fourth in the Heisman in 2012 after he led the nation with 118 receptions and had 1,721 yards and 14 touchdowns. As a junior, those numbers dropped to 57, 791 and 4.
The Jaguars are hopeful they will get the player who tore up Pac-12 defenses two years ago and not the player who regressed as a junior.
With No. 3 overall pick, Blake Bortles, drafted to be the team’s quarterback of the future and fellow second round pick, Allen Robinson, joining Lee in the wide receiver meetings, the Jaguars could have the beginning of a nice quarterback-receiver nucleus to build around.