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After an unimposing rookie campaign, second-year WR Marqise Lee seems destined to fall behind after spending another offseason sidelined with injuries. Can Lee find a way to take a step and turn his luck around this season?

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The Jaguars' plan stepping into the 2015 season is almost certainly to start Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee as the two primary outside receivers.

Allen Robinson flashed wide-ranging WR potential in his rookie season, establishing himself as a primary target for QB Blake Bortles before injuring his foot. Marqise Lee didn’t have quite the same opportunity to flash last season, as several injuries cast a dark cloud over his unproductive season.

As training camp approaches, the biggest disparity between second-year receivers Robinson and Lee is that one WR looks healthy and ready to take a step while the other is still sidelined with injuries. It’s difficult to pin Lee as a breakout player when there is no evident progress to base your judgment on.

This is undoubtedly the most frustrating theme concerning the Jaguars 2nd year receivers. Drafted to be Robinson’s partner in crime, Lee will have to catch up swiftly and find a way to stay on the field if he has any chance at hanging on to his preset #2 receiver spot. If Lee falls short of expectations once again, second-year WR Allen Hurns is not far behind him, ready to absorb Marqise’s spot for good.

As Robinson and Hurns work to take a competitive step this offseason, Marqise seems destined to fall further behind. There were several occasions last season, however, that Marqise Lee flashed his capability to be an impact player. We gathered a few highlights and some brief analysis. Enjoy the Vines below!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">After an up and down rookie year, some fans aren&#39;t counting on much &#39;15 production from WR Marqise Lee <a href="https://t.co/wldox8LxtE">https://t.co/wldox8LxtE</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/618218806482194432">July 7, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Lee didn&#39;t always win on routes last season, but he was always a threat for yards after catch. He&#39;s p fast <a href="https://t.co/3BSRDrUNZp">https://t.co/3BSRDrUNZp</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/618218892134121472">July 7, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">YAC is an attribute Lee needs to build off of if he is going to thrive in an outside WR role. <a href="https://t.co/Ws1JYdyC5B">https://t.co/Ws1JYdyC5B</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/618218971997802496">July 7, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Above all, Lee needs to work on catching w/ his hands. This was one of his more impressive &#39;14 catches <a href="https://t.co/Mi5On4CTsg">https://t.co/Mi5On4CTsg</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/618219058048188417">July 7, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Marqise relied on his body too often to secure the ball. Plays like this, however, point to a brighter future <a href="https://t.co/nXyjtw0SY2">https://t.co/nXyjtw0SY2</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/618219117112377345">July 7, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Lee needs to step up in his outside role in &#39;15. He has potential, but he HAS to stay healthy. <a href="https://t.co/2AcD7fvafu">https://t.co/2AcD7fvafu</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/618219183927631872">July 7, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

The Jaguars have a plan and a role for Marqise Lee. The question remains - can he fulfill that role?