Biography: Full-time starter the past three seasons after seeing action with the first team as a freshman. Totaled 102 tackles/2 sacks/10 tackles for loss as a senior and 63/1/10 as a junior.
Positives: Productive college linebacker who plays heads-up football. Instinctive, effectively diagnoses the action and positions himself to make plays on the ball. Quickly changes direction, flows well laterally to the play and is forceful up the field in run defense. Easily moves about the field and can flip his hips and drop off the line in coverage, showing the ability to stay with tight ends or running backs downfield. Breaks down well and effectively uses his hands to protect himself.
Negatives: Shows hesitation in pass coverage. Easily slowed from the action by blocks.
Analysis: Marshall is an underrated linebacker prospect who is a three-down defender with a solid game. He offers possibilities both on the inside and outside. He comes with a special teams mentality, which is added value for the next level.
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