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Brandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall - #33 - OLB

Height: 6-1 3/8
Weight: 242
Speed: 4.76
Arm: 33 3/4
Hand: 10 3/8
Wingspan: 81 3/8
Birthdate: 09/10/1989
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Grade: 5.10

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/21/2012 Nevada Pro Day 6-1 1/2 243 10 1/2 33 1/2 81 1/4 4.66 9'2" 4.18 11.64
02/29/2012 Combine 6-1 3/8 242 10 3/8 33 3/4 81 3/8 4.74 28 9'0" 30 1/2 4.12 11.87 7.07
01/16/2012 East-West Shrine 6-1 1/4 254 10 1/8 33 3/8 80 1/8
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-1 1/2 241 10 33 3/8 81 4.77

 

Notes:

Played linebacker, tight end and running back as a Nevada prep, in addition to lettering in track and field. Redshirted in 2007. Saw action in 12 games (eight starts) at weak-side linebacker and recorded 33 tackles, 81⁄2 tackles for loss and two sacks with three pass breakups and one interception in ’08. Started every game on the weak side in ’09, posting 61-9 1⁄2-1 with four pass breakups and one forced fumble in 13 games. Had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to repair a meniscus tear in October but did not miss any games. Was limited during ’10 spring practices with a fractured sesamoid bone in his right foot. Returned in the fall to start all 14 games at strong-side linebacker, registering 63-8-1 with five pass breakups, two interceptions and one forced fumble. Underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee again for a meniscus tear in December but returned for the bowl game against Boston College. Led the Wolfpack in tackles in ’11 after recording 102-7 1⁄2-2 with four pass breakups and one forced fumble in 13 starts at WLB.

Positives:

Has a big wing span. Large, strong, active hands. Can run with tight ends in underneath coverage. Bench-pressed 225 pounds 28 times at the Combine and clocked a 4.12-second short shuttle to lead all linebackers. Has special-teams experience and mentality. Smart, competitive and experienced. Terrific personal and football character — well respected, hardworking and has leadership traits.

Negatives:

Does not play to his size and can be overwhelmed by bigger, more powerful linemen. Not an explosive athlete. Average foot speed (short-stepper). Limited lateral quickness. Sluggish change of direction and acceleration. Thick, tight hips. Exposed in space — struggles to break down. Inconsistent tackler. Recorded the lowest vertical jump (301⁄2 inches) of any outside linebacker at the Combine.

Summary:

Functional, try-hard “Sam” linebacker with appealing arm length, upper-body strength and versatility but appears much more attractive on paper than he does on tape and might not be flexible enough to earn a job on special teams.


Brandon Marshall's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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