Byron Marshall

Oregon
Wide Receiver/Running Back #9
Senior 5’9″ 201

Pros:

  • Kick returning experience
  • Athletic prospect who excelled at two positions in a short amount of time
  • Thick build with length that is better than height would suggest
  • Balanced runner
  • Solid long speed who is a threat after the catch
  • Does a nice job of adjusting to the ball with a catch radius bigger than size suggests
  • Plus field awareness
  • Quick feet can set up defenders
  • Possesses the acceleration to eat space and run by defenders off the LOS

Cons:

  • Obvious size concerns
  • Coming off an ankle injury that robbed him of his season
  • Numerous drops occur on film
  • Inexperience as a route runner
  • Still learning the nuances of the position
  • Very low chance he could be a three down back
  • Ball security issues

The 2012 U.S. Army All-American began his career as a running back before switching to wide receiver heading into the 2014 season. Despite suffering a season-ending injury this past season after only four games, Marshall became the first player in Pac-12 history to have a 1,000 rushing (2013) and 1,000 yard receiving season (2014). He finished his career with 1,877 yards and 19 touchdowns and the ground and 97 receptions for 1,293 yards and eight touchdowns as a two-time honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection (2013 and 2014).

Pro comp: Robert Herron

Draft projection: 7th round-Undrafted

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