If Marqise Lee Is Available at Pick 25…

By Ernie Padaon

Feb 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; USC Trojans wide receiver Marqise Lee participates in a pass catching drill during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

What if it happens again? What if teams overlook a wide receiver in the first round and he falls to the Chargers with the 25th selection. Marqise Lee seems to be getting overshadowed by a number of players at the NFL Combine, much like Keenan Allen was getting overshadowed on the day.

Lee was projected to be one of the top (if not the top) receivers entering the draft, but other player’s physical traits and abilities are getting a lot of publicity while Lee hasn’t had a moment to stand out. Even Lee’s 40 time was just .01 seconds faster than Jadeveon Clowney’s time.

Lee has all the abilities to make a splash in the NFL. He can get separation and can make big plays after the catch. He is a playmaker on offense and would be a perfect compliment to Keenan Allen. Philip Rivers and the offense would love to have that type of talent on offense.

Would he be worth our first round selection in the draft if he is available though?

I wouldn’t be mad if we selected him. He can help on special teams and we would have another weapon on offense. Might as well make our offense great.