Two programs return to the post season after a hiatus of several years.  For Marshall, it’s been a while since they’ve been to a bowl game and they enter the contest without the coach who got them here.  Several solid pass-catching prospects will be on the field throughout the games 60-minutes.

Marshall

Rnd

Full Name

Pos

#

Yr

Comments

5-6

Lee Smith

TE

16

4Jr

Aggressive blocker who gets results. Nice size and growth potential. Does not get the headlines of his teammate Cody Slate, yet a better NFL prospect and a solid number two tight end for the next level.

7th

Darius Marshall

RB

5

3Jr

Quick, elusive ball carrier with the ability to create yardage. Lacks strength up the middle and not a feature back on the NFL level.

FA

Cody Slate

TE

85

4Sr

Smallish tight end/H-back who does not stand out in any single aspect of the game. Improved as a senior but will only fit certain systems.

FA

Albert McClellan

OLB

96

4Sr

Explosive college defensive end that projects to outside linebacker in the NFL. Plays with good speed, fast in every direction and quickly alters his angle of attack. Knee issues may raise red flags but makes a lot of plays behind the line of scrimmage which is sure to get him looks in the late rounds.

FA

Michael Janac

DE

90

4Jr

Hard working yet undersized defender who makes plays in every direction of the field. Did not step up his game as expected this season.

Ohio

Rd

Full Name

Pos

#

Yr

Comments

3-4

LaVon Brazill

WR

9

3Jr

Speedy pass catcher who flashes big time ability. Game breaker as a wide out or return specialist.  Natural catching the ball.

4-5

Taylor Price

WR

23

5Sr

Physically talented pass catcher with great size and a verified 4.33/forty. Not very natural catching the ball and just flashes his speed. Big time upside but needs polish.  Will be playing in the Senior Bowl next month.

FA

Noah Keller

OLB

47

3Jr

Smallish but fierce linebacker who makes plays sideline-to-sideline. Plays big but size is a limiting factor.

FA

Thaddeus Turner

CB

12

5Sr

Potential man-off or zone cornerback.

FA

Steven Jackson

S

42

4Sr

Adequately sized safety that’s shown consistent improvement the past two seasons.