Despite his relatively disappointing 2013 season, there are few, if any receivers that would be a better fit opposite Eric Decker than Marqise Lee.
With Decker handling all of the deep-ball duties making contested catches down the sideline, Lee would take care of the shorter stuff, utilizing his great quickness and acceleration to turn stick routes into long gains—exactly what the Jets were hoping Santonio Holmes would be capable of doing.
Doug Farrar recognizes the Jets' need for a dynamic player at the receiver position:
Through Ryan’s tenure, the offense has always been limited...that’s why it’s time to give Smith, or Michael Vick, or whoever, a receiver of Lee’s caliber. Most everything Lee does seems to be underrated, but with his route awareness and smooth, gliding speed, he brings Reggie Wayne to mind.
There is some risk that comes along with Lee, as injuries held him to a 2013 season that was about half as productive as his breakout 2012 sophomore campaign.
If the Jets are able to draft the 2012 version of Lee that surpassed Sammy Watkins in just about every area of production, they may land themselves the steal of the draft that would take their offense to heights they have not reached in years.