Prospect battle: Marquise Lee vs. Odell Beckham

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Which WR would you rather have Seattle draft?

Odell Beckham
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Marquise Lee
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  • Last year the 49ers moved from the #31 spot to the #18 spot for the surpisingly low cost of a 3rd round pick. This year, in a draft where GMs want to trade down more than ever, managing a trade into the late teens to early 20s can be done without breaking the bank.

    For argument's sake, let's say Seattle strikes a deal to move from #32 to #22 for a fourth round pick to target a WR. Lee and Beckham are still on the board, and Seattle is looking at one of those two guys. Which player would you prefer to see the Seahawks draft?
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  • Beckham. Just looks so natural catching the ball with his hands.
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  • Beckham, I think he is going to be really good for a long time. Has the speed, the hands, the suddenness to create separation. Going to be an all around great player.
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  • Lee is so effortless it almost makes him look pedestrian. I know he isn't, moving like that is just easy for him.

    But Beckham looks like he scares the shit out of defensive backs.

    All in all, I take Lee, who I think will produce from day 1. And that is the only reason I take him first.
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  • I hope we don't move up to draft a WR in that scenario. I'd rather have a tall, jump ball winning, possession WR for our short, too often scrambling for his life QB than draft the 7th dwarf.

    If PC really wants to I guess. I hope the OL toughens up.
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  • I reserve the right to change my mind tomorrow.
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  • I voted for Beckham, but watching the highlights, I think we've all forgotten how surprisingly explosive Lee can be. Add the fact that he's got such phenomenal technique in route running. So sharp, so subtle, so sound in setting up his cuts and double moves.

    Beckham is more explosive, and I love his sly confidence after the play.

    I'd take either, really.
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  • Lee all day.
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  • OBJ for me and it's not that close. Lee's body catching really worries me at the next level.
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  • Either.
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  • OBJ but either would require moving up and if we are moving up screw it move for Evans.
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  • Both very talented. I'd really like to know who is the bigger film buff and who is more competitive to make my pick. But I think I'd lean towards OBJ because from what I've seen he was better at using 2 different gears and made quick explosive movements in his routes to create seperation.
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  • I would be happy with either, but Lee was an easy choice for me. Great route runner with better field speed than track speed. He is a QBs best friend. Reminds me a ton of a young Bobby Engram. Would fit in nicely at punt returner. Just an effortless player who would fit in really nice as a #2 receiver. Despite a slower forty, he looks faster on the field than Beckham does.

    Beckham is kind of in that Golden Tate / Miles Austin category, hard to tackle, good balance, good athlete, good hands. Except he lacks the weirdness of those guys, he's more of a "normal" WR compared to those oddballs. I like Beckham's HAM-type personality too, in that sense he's similar to guys like Doug Baldwin and Steve Smith. Beckham has a lot of upper body bulk and plays physical for a smallish WR.
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  • Marqise still hasn't hit his ceiling. He really has only been playing receiver since he came to USC. He was a DB for the most part in high school.

    Edit: I double checked and Marqise did play both DB and WR his senior year of HS. So he's been a receiver for four years.
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  • I'd prefer Coleman, but in this scenario: Lee.
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  • Lee for me, and I'd love the trade up but think it'd cost more than our 4th.

    I actually don't think there's much difference between him and Watkins, he'd be great value late in round one.
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  • I would easily take Lee. What he showed in his Sophomore year when Barkley was the QB was literally the best WR in the college game. His game speed, ability to get separation and hands that just don't drop passes was a thing to see. This last season he had a very inexperienced QB throwing to him and was hurt much of the time. But this last season means nothing in the scheme of his NFL potential.

    With him on these Hawks paired with Harvin and Kearse/Baldwin would look really explosive!
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  • If Mike Evans is still on the board, then neither. Evans would be the choice. Maybe even Benjamin. It all depends on what position gets a run at. Most of the top ten picks are going to be QBs. Manziel, Bortles, Bridgewater, etc. So is a chance that Evans could drop.
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  • hawkfan68 wrote:If Mike Evans is still on the board, then neither. Evans would be the choice. Maybe even Benjamin. It all depends on what position gets a run at. Most of the top ten picks are going to be QBs. Manziel, Bortles, Bridgewater, etc. So is a chance that Evans could drop.


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  • It's Lee for me. After watching every game he's played at USC I would love to be able to get him on the Seahawks. As was stated further up the thread, his sophomore year was a thing a beauty and shows what he's capable of opposed to his last season when he was injured. And if we end up picking Lee, let it be known that there is no U in his name, it's spelled Marqise.
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  • Lee. He reminds me of Jag great Jimmy Smith. Effortless.

    Beckham looks like Nate Burleson coming out of UNR.
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  • This is really tough.

    Lee just seems like he will be a beast, regardless of how he tested at the combine.

    OB is more than the flavor of the month, and just feels like a seahawk type of player. I think I'd take OB, but would be really happy with either.
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  • Lee, to me, is the better player with better skills. Lee is also a china doll. I believe Lee is tough as nails, but his body is already breaking down. I would take him off my board.
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  • Coug_Hawk08 wrote:This is really tough.

    Lee just seems like he will be a beast, regardless of how he tested at the combine.

    OB is more than the flavor of the month, and just feels like a seahawk type of player. I think I'd take OB, but would be really happy with either.


    It's not as if he tested like Jarvis Landry. Lee's numbers are NFL caliber. They just weren't eye popping.

    4.5 speed. Good acceleration. Good explosive numbers. I think it's more of a case of not meeting expectation as opposed to actually being poor numbers.

    It just seems that the idea of his poor combine really has taken on a life of it's own. Almost as if he's lumped into the Landry class. He had a God awful combine. The kind of combine that puts his body of tape in serious doubt. His speed and explosion scores would be decent if he were a blocking TE. And in fact his time would have been considered bad for any of the R1/R2 TEs in this year's class. To give an accurate comparison, CJ Fiedorowicz who is considered the least athletic of the R2/R3 TE prospects beat every single metric Landry attempted.

    Lee's numbers don't really do that. Although in a deep class, they don't help his case. They don't preclude him from the day 1 discussion either. Ultimately it won't lead people to view his tape with suspicion.
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  • I don't think you can go wrong with either one. Both have pro-bowl level talent IMO. Beckham is a little more quick twitch and electrifying. Offers more in punt and kick return game. Everything Lee does is just so smooth, looks effortless...which is a sign of a natural football player. I personally like Beckham a tad more because he posseses more "special traits" (quickness in and out of breaks, electrifying with ball in his hands, and some of the most natural hands I have seen). As I said though, I love both and would be ecstatic with either.
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  • Is it just me, or did Beckham's highlight reel look like Sidney Rice highlights? Jump balls (that RW always throws) would be money going to him. Lee looks more like the Golden Tate variety and we've got Percy for that now. I pick Beckham.
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  • I keep wondering why people on here keep bringing up OBJ. Why not Landry? Between OBJ and Landry, Landry is much more solid and overall just better and its not really close.
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  • Interesting I like both. I've watched more of Lee and I think he was special in college.

    Both are roughly the same size.

    Lee- 6-0 (measured just shy of 6'), 192 lbs, 31 3/4" arms, 9 1/2" hands.
    OBJ- 5'11", 198 lbs, 32 3/4" arms, 10" hands.

    OBJ is thicker, longer arms and bigger hands. So I think he's got that going for him as well


    Lee- 4.52, 40-time, 38"-vert, 127.0" broad, 4.01- 20 yd shuttle
    OBJ- 4.43, 40-time, 38.5"-vert, 122" broad, 3.94- 20 yd shuttle, 7 reps- bench.

    OBJ has better measurable overall against Lee. However the 7 reps on the bench is concerning. You would hope he be in the 12-15ish range.

    I would be happy with either, especially if we were able to trade back and pick 1 of the other at the top of round 2.
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