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Combine Results

Grade
5.28 ?
  • 4.54 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 12 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 37.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 124.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.96 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.15 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'1" Height
  • 32 1/8" Arm Length
  • 207LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Analysis

Strengths

Has desired size and frame for cornerback position. Played cornerback at Georgia and appeared in 13 games there in 2011. Has quick feet and is able to change direction quickly. Shows ability to plant and drive forward out of backpedal. Not a banger, but showed a willingness to hit and finish in Senior Bowl. Background as quarterback could benefit his defensive awareness and football intelligence. Strong competitive drive and showed confidence in his abilities in big games.

Weaknesses

Hasn't played cornerback in three years. Struggled with instincts and reaction time in off coverage at Senior Bowl practices. Scouts question whether he has cornerback-caliber speed. Will be new to special teams coverage units. Dismissed from Georgia after his freshman year for violation of team rules.

Draft Projection

Round 6 or 7

Bottom Line

Intriguing conversion prospect who is moving from quarterback to cornerback in an effort to make it in the NFL. It will take time for Marshall to go from a position of decision-making, patience and processing to one of frenetic energy and high-end athleticism. Marshall flashed at cornerback during Senior Bowl practices and his size will interest NFL teams, but his top-end speed and individual workouts will determine whether he's an NFL cornerback or a name-brand former college quarterback.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.

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