Southern California Trojans receiver Marqise Lee (9) is defended by Notre Dame Fighting Irish cornerback Bennett Jackson (2) at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Marqise Lee compared to Santonio Holmes, mostly in a good way

USC Trojans star wide receiver Marqise Lee has had to deal with a knee sprain this season and still isn’t truly at 100%, but that hasn’t stopped him from continuing to put up big numbers. While Lee hasn’t produced at the level that Clemson Tigers stud wideout Sammy Watkins has, Lee also doesn’t have the benefit from having a QB like Tajh Boyd throwing passes to him. But Lee is still averaging 65 receiving yards per game and unquestionably remains one of the elite draft prospects at the wide receiver position.

There’s no denying Lee’s physical tools, and he has all the potential in the world. New York Jets No. 1 wide receiver Santonio Holmes is frustratingly inconsistent with attitude problems and injury problems, but Holmes has always been blessed with top-15 physical skills. That’s why an AFC college scouting director told the NFL Network’s Albert Breer that he compares Marqise Lee to Holmes. Not because Lee has attitude issues or the cancerous concerns Holmes has become known for, but rather Lee’s physical tools.

Here’s what he said, “He can fly and make every play a touchdown, but he’s not strong and durability is a question.”

He then stated that Lee needs to show that he can be more consistent, and a lack of consistency and frequent injuries are the two negative concerns that Marqise Lee shares with Santonio Holmes. This is a guy who has all the potential in the world, but durability and consistency concerns have popped up in what will be his final season in college. The USC star is a dynamic playmaker and will hear his named called early in the draft, but he still has his question marks despite his elite raw talent.

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