The Jaguars have officially signed Marqise Lee -- the first of two second-round draft picks they spent to upgrade their wide receiving corps, making it so all of their rookies are now under contract.
#Jaguars agree to terms with draft pick Marqise Lee per source.— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) July 16, 2014
With the No. 39 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Jacksonville selected USC wide receiver Marqise Lee. Many were surprised that Lee lasted as long as he did, but the Jaguars were determined not to let him drop to No. 40. Without many playmakers at the top of the depth chart at receiver, Lee will likely be paired with Cecil Shorts III in the starting lineup immediately.
At 6'0, 192 pounds, Lee won't add physicality or height to a Jaguars receiving group that lacks both, but he will offer the team a home run threat every time he touches the ball. While he only posted a 4.43 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, his explosive ability was evident in college with the Trojans.
If he can avoid injury and improve his catching technique which often led to drops, he should provide the Jaguars with a player who can start Week 1 and make an immediate impact.