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Nick Marshall | Cornerback

Team: Auburn Tigers
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210

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Jaguars signed Auburn CB Nick Marshall.
Marshall (6'2/207) played quarterback at Auburn, but practiced at cornerback during Senior Bowl practices and will try to make it as a defensive back in the pros. He has adequate arm length (32 1/8") for the position and ran 4.54 at the Combine, also impressing in the vertical (37 1/2") and broad (10'4") jumps. Marshall obviously needs a lot of technical work, but held his own in Mobile and has ideal dimensions for a big, perimeter press corner. May 3 - 6:42 PM

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Auburn DB Nick Marshall "need to prove that he's physically tough enough to handle run support but Marshall boasts the kind of traits that could warrant middle-round consideration and ultimately help him emerge as a starting cornerback in the NFL," writes CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

"He has only played one game -- the 2015 Senior Bowl -- at cornerback since 2011, however, and demonstrated such an intriguing blend of size, fluidity and confidence when asked to make this position change in Mobile that he deserves special mention," Rang wrote. "His [prior] experience at the position [at Georgia] was clear during Senior Bowl practices where he was thrown into the fire against dynamic athletes like Miami speedster Phillip Dorsett and shockingly held his own. Marshall has very light feet and a fluid turning motion. He locates the ball quickly and is highly competitive." Marshall doesn't have the jaw-dropping athleticism that you'd like to see in a prospect converting to the defensive backfield, but he does have the size and smarts to earn a selection as a developmental prospect.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 14 - 4:40 PM

The Falcons worked out Auburn DB Nick Marshall over the weekend, according to Chase Goodbread.

Marshall continues to make the transition from quarterback to cornerback. He tested like an average athlete at the Combine, but with length and height a team will be intrigued by Marshall as a project. He did play DB at Georgia and other teams might view Marshall as a safety.
Mar 30 - 11:02 AM

Auburn QB/CB Nick Marshall is "worth heavy consideration at some point in the draft," according to NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock.

"I think he's difficult, and it's too early for me. I just think he's worth heavy consideration at some point in the draft as we begin to figure all this stuff out," NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock said. "Part of it is what you think his value is going to be two or three years from now, not today. If you truly believe he can be a starting defensive back in the league, he's got one value. If you think he's going to be a perennial backup and a core special-teams player, it's a different value." The multi-talented Auburn prospect, has the ability to play quarterback in a zone-read package or as a developmental defensive back, that can be used on special teams.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 5 - 2:49 PM

At the combine, Auburn QB/CB Nick Marshall mentioned that some NFL teams asked if he could play safety or special teams at the next level.

"There were some questions about whether I could play safety or special teams and what not," Marshall told NFL.com. "I told them I'd be glad to try safety." In space, the Auburn prospect does have the ideal size to match up with wide receivers and tight ends. With his vast knowledge of concepts as a quarterback, it could help him have a better understanding of what he's seeing. NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks noted back in September, that with "communication skills also valued heavily at the position, Marshall's experience as an offensive leader could help him become an ideal traffic cop in the secondary."
Source: NFL.com
Feb 26 - 2:35 PM

Al.com's Brandon Marcello reports that former Auburn QB Nick Marshall will participate in quarterback drills and throw at the NFL Combine.

"Marshall will participate in all quarterback drills. Several NFL teams are expected to pull him to the side and work through defensive back drills, but he will not participate in on-the-field drills with the group of defensive backs invited to the combine," Marcello wrote. The Auburn prospect was invited to the combine as a QB, even though he planned to move to cornerback back in January. It looks like some teams will have interest in Marshall as a quarterback, while others see the Auburn prospect value as a cornerback. Nick Marshall as a QB, shows traits that could warrant him a late round selection as a quarterback.
Source: Al.com
Feb 18 - 2:01 PM

Auburn CB Nick Marshall's "40-yard dash will be important to show his long-speed in order to match up with NFL wide receivers," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote.

"Auburn's starting quarterback the last few seasons, Marshall is making the transition to cornerback and will be an enticing prospect with his size (6-2, 205) and athleticism," Brugler wrote. Marshall's shift will be closely scrutinized next week. Brugler's colleague Rob Rang reported from the Senior Bowl that Marshall showed off "undeniable athleticism" in his shift to CB. "Given that the 2015 class of cornerbacks is considered average, at best, it isn't out of the question that he could emerge as a top 100 candidate with a strong performance this week," Rang wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 13 - 1:24 AM

Auburn QB turned CB Nick Marshall is listed as a QB for the NFL Combine.

This is puzzling. It seems like the Combine stopped making alterations before the Senior Bowl, and we can list other cases that back that statement up (no Deion Barnes or Imoan Claiborne). "I wasn't even familiar with that. This is my first time hearing that," Marshall told NFL.com of his official position grouping. "But I'm planning on doing defensive back drills at the combine." I guess we will see what happens in Indianapolis.
Source: NFL Combine
Feb 6 - 6:56 PM

Auburn QB/DB Nick Marshall had five tackles for the South -- matching the game high -- at Saturday's Senior Bowl.

Your optimism should be tentative -- evaluators respect the game itself so little that many bolt after practices conclude -- but optimism is optimism. Marshall's shift to defensive back on short notice went as well as could have been expected. CBS Sports' Rob Rang reported that he showed off "undeniable athleticism" in his shift to CB. "Given that the 2015 class of cornerbacks is considered average, at best, it isn't out of the question that he could emerge as a top 100 candidate with a strong performance this week," Rang wrote.
Jan 27 - 12:53 AM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang reports that Auburn QB/DB Nick Marshall showed off "undeniable athleticism" in his shift to CB this week.

"While Marshall certainly looked out of place, at times -- he was hesitant in run support, for example -- he showed impressive fluidity when covering the South's receivers, including Miami speedster Phillip Dorsett, who may just be the fastest player in this year's game," Rang wrote. Marshall trained as a CB at the EXOS facility in Pensacola to prepare for the Senior Bowl, so his switch wasn't as on-the-fly as the storyline some analysts were spinning. "Given that the 2015 class of cornerbacks is considered average, at best, it isn't out of the question that he could emerge as a top 100 candidate with a strong performance this week," Rang wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 23 - 9:26 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that the "quarterback-to-cornerback transition for Auburn's Nick Marshall has been a bumpy experience in Mobile."

"The quarterback-to-cornerback transition for Auburn's Nick Marshall has been a bumpy experience in Mobile. He has been grabby and overly physical with a lot of guesswork at the new position, struggling with his new responsibilities," Brugler wrote. We actually like some of the traits Marshall shows as a quarterback, but nothing that warrants more than a sixth- or seventh-round consideration. Brugler notes that the 6-foot-2, 205-pound Marshall "seemed to gain more respect from some evaluators for his decision to try the new position at the Senior Bowl," and believes he'll "get several chances before scouts give up on him."
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 23 - 2:40 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper believes Auburn QB/CB Nick Marshall could be drafted in the middle rounds.

Marshall shifted to CB on Tuesday at Senior Bowl practices. His play drew mixed reviews, but Marshall showed potential at a position he hadn't played in three years. "To do it now, you can say well, yeah, it's risky but NFL teams will understand he's going to be a little raw and he's going to have his ups and downs as he's had so far," Kiper said. "He's had some good moments and some shaky moments, which you expect." Marshall is expected to accept a combine invite. "If he can flash here, which he is, there will be quite a bit of intrigue," Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage said. "This is not a particularly storng cornerback class to begin with, so with that being said he might be able to jump into the mix here." We may have given Marshall a late Day 3 grade as a QB, but he should be able to garner a higher pick as a DB. "I think Marshall becomes a mid-round pick, maybe in the third or fourth round," Kiper said.
Source: AL.com
Jan 21 - 7:07 PM

Auburn QB Nick Marshall announced he will play CB in the NFL.

It is interesting, but not necessarily wrong of Marshall to say this. He is attending the Senior Bowl as a quarterback but previously played defensive back at Georgia. Marshall talked the decision over with his family and announced the news on Tuesday. "It won't be a hard transition for me to make. It's something that I know if I put my mind to it I can do anything that I want," he said. We actually like some of the traits Marshall shows as a quarterback, but nothing that warrants more than a sixth- or seventh-round consideration.
Source: AL.com
Jan 20 - 12:13 PM

Auburn senior QB Nick Marshall was added to the Senior Bowl roster as an alternate and will play quarterback at the event.

"Because of the unique nature of the Marcus Mariota circumstance, we felt like instead of waiting around, with some of the changes we’ve had on the roster it frees up at least a spot," Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage said. "I thought that the next-best player to bring on would be Nick Marshall. He’s going to play quarterback. He is not going to experiment at cornerback this next week. And if Mariota accepts we would have the unusual circumstance of having four quarterbacks on one side." If Mariota surprisingly decides to accept his invitation, the South roster would feature four quarterbacks. Savage, like many others, sees Marshall as an NFL defensive back. "A lot of teams are very interested to see what he could potentially do as a defensive back," Savage told AL.com earlier this week.
Source: AL.com
Jan 16 - 7:52 PM

Auburn senior QB Nick Marshall is on the Senior Bowl waiting list.

"Nick Marshall's still very much a viable option for us at quarterback and/or at defensive back," said Reese's Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage. The exhibition only has two spots remaining to be filled on the roster. Invitations for those spots are out to Oregon's Marcus Mariota and UCLA's Brett Hundley, who haven't yet answered. "If we get none (Mariota and Hundley) then two other players will get an opportunity, and I feel good about that," Savage said. "That's the one thing I've learned here in the first couple of years. It does open the door for someone else and we're never lacking for players who want to participate in the game." Oregon State's Sean Mannion is another option for one of those spots. Savage added that Marshall could also make the team if a defensive back pulls out.
Source: AL.com
Jan 11 - 10:21 PM