NFL Draft 2014: USC WR Marqise Lee skipping senior season

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Add Marqise Lee to the list of players declaring for the 2014 NFL Draft.

USC wide receiver Marqise Lee elected to forgo his senior season and instead declared for the 2014 NFL Draft. Lee announced the decision on Twitter.

More on Lee and the Trojans: Conquest Chronicles

Despite coming off a down season, Lee is widely regarded as one of the top wide receiver prospects in the draft and a likely first-round pick. Although he was hampered by injuries, he still finished the season with 57 receptions for 791 yards. He had a monster sophomore season, catching 118 passes for 1,721 yards. Those totals were good enough to win the Biletnikoff Award as the best wide receiver in the country. He capped his college career with seven catches for 118 yards in the Las Vegas Bowl.

Lee is currently ranked as the No. 3 wide receiver in the 2014 draft, according to Mocking the Draft. He's ranked as the No. 24 prospect overall. SB Nation's Dan Kadar projected the Baltimore Ravens to select Lee in the first round of his latest mock draft.

When healthy, Lee proved to be one of the most productive college receivers in recent history. He caught 248 passes in his three-year career and was also a dynamic kickoff returner. He scored a pair of return touchdowns and averaged 26.1 yards per return during his career.

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