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ESPN analyst Mel Kiper released his fourth NFL Draft projection on Thursday, and for the second time in a row, he predicted the Chiefs will select Southern California receiver Marqise Lee with the 23rd overall pick.
“The Chiefs are a team I could see moving down, particularly since wide receiver is a need area,” Kiper writes. “The Chiefs don’t have their second-round pick due to the Alex Smith trade, and it’s a deep draft at receiver. However, in this case I think they’d be walking away with a pretty nice fit in Lee, a player with the route-running and run-after-catch ability that could make him a great fit in this offense.”
Lee, 6 feet and 192 pounds, is three-year starter who was hampered by injuries this season and caught 57 passes for 791 yards and four touchdowns, all of which were career lows. He won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s best receiver in 2012, when he caught a team-high 118 passes for 1,721 yards and 14 touchdowns and was also named Pac-12 offensive player of the year.
By TEREZ A. PAYLOR. 3 days ago