New York Jets tried to trade up for Marqise Lee


Starved for playmakers on offense, the New York Jets ended up selecting three wide receivers and a tight end in the 2014 NFL Draft.

It was the wide receiver they targeted in the second round who got away.

Per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, the Jets tried "furiously" to trade up with the Buccaneers at No. 38 for Marquise Lee before the Jaguars grabbed the USC star one pick later.

On Saturday's draft wrap-up edition of the "Around The League Podcast," we made the point that Lee might have gone off the board higher than No. 4 overall pick Sammy Watkins had the two wide receivers entered the draft in 2013.

Lee would have given the Jets the explosive run-after-catch ability missing from their aerial attack.

As it turns out, general manager John Idzik's missed trade opportunity had stark repercussions for New York Daily News reporter Manish Mehta:

The "Around The League Podcast" wrapped up the draft by picking our winners and losers.