Marqise Lee, Marcus Martin Picked On Second Day Of 2014 NFL Draft
May 9, 2014
USC wide receiver Marqise Lee was selected in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday (May 9), while center Marcus Martin was a third round selection of the San Francisco 49ers.
The Trojans now have had 482 NFL draftees, more than any school.
Both Lee and Martin declared for the draft following their junior seasons.
Lee, the draft's 39th overall pick, is the 13th Trojan wide receiver drafted since 2000, including the sixth in the top two rounds.
Lee, a 3-year starter who won the 2012 Biletnikoff Award, led the Trojans with 57 catches for 791 yards and 4 TDs in 2013 as a junior. He set or tied 24 USC records (5 were Pac-12 marks) in his USC tenure, including most receptions in a season (118) and most receiving yards in a game (345), season (1,721) and career (3,655). His 248 career catches ranks second on the USC list and his 29 career TD catches is fourth. He notched 15 100-yard receiving games and 5,152 all-purpose yards (for a 15.6-yard average) at Troy. He also finished seventh on USC's career kickoff return yardage ladder (1,305 yards, with 2 TDs).
Martin, who was the 70th overall pick in the draft, is the first USC center draftee since Ryan Kalil went in the second round in 2007.
Martin was the 2013 All-Pac-12 first team center after starting the previous 2 seasons at guard.
The NFL Draft continues on Saturday (May 10) with rounds 4 through 7.