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Marquez North | Wide Receiver

Team: Tennessee Volunteers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 4/21/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215

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Tennessee did not have a player selected in the 2016 NFL Draft.
WR Marquez North and DE Curt Maggitt were probably the Vols' best bets for actually seeing a player selected. While neither player was drafted, Maggitt latched on with the Colts as an undrafted free agent and North did likewise with the Rams. This was the first time since 1994 that Tennessee failed to land a prospect with an NFL team during the draft itself. Ohio State plays the flip-side of that equation, leading the draft with 12 prospects selected. May 7 - 6:03 PM

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Rams signed Tennessee WR Marquez North.

North (6'3/223) went pro after a disappointing, injury-plagued three-year run at Tennessee, managing a 74-874-5 (11.8 YPR) career receiving line and hardly playing in 2015. He missed time with knee, back and shoulder injuries in college. North rehabbed his stock somewhat at the Combine, blazing 4.48 with a 35-inch vertical and 10-foot-1 broad jump. North just turned 21 and possesses NFL-level size and athleticism, but his track record isn't inspiring. He's still someone to monitor as a height-weight-speed prospect.
May 1 - 7:48 PM

Tennessee WR Marquez North was put through a workout by the Panthers on Friday, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

North was at the facility for the club's local prospect day. A spectacular athlete with a similar athletic profile to former Baylor/current Browns WR Josh Gordon, North's body broke down several times in college. He's a Day 3 roll-of-the-dice kind of proposition.
Apr 8 - 4:54 PM

Tennessee WR Marquez North was put through a private workout by the Cowboys on Friday, according to Aaron Wilson.

North is one of the top receiver athletes in this class and flashed early on during his career at Tennessee. However, like other previous Vol receivers, that high level of play could not be sustained. North is being tagged with the "upside" label and should be a day three selection. The Cowboys should be digging around for No. 2 and No. 3 receiver upgrades.
Mar 28 - 11:30 AM

CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler observed that Tennessee WR Marquez North's "body control and strong hands are NFL quality."

North's hands and body might be ready for the NFL, but Brugler cautions that he's also a "one-note runner." The analyst goes on to call him a "tough NFL prospect to figure out." At the NFL Scouting Combine, the 6-foot-4, 215-pound Tennessee product had an 89.5% similarity score with former Baylor/current Browns WR Josh Gordon thanks to a 4.47-second 40-yard dash, 35-inch vertical leap and 123-inch broad jump. Brugler doesn't really see that speed element on game tape (despite the respectable 40 number), but does believe he has "draftable traits." Injuries have limited him to just 13 combined games over the last two seasons. He should be considered a potential Day 3 selection.
Mar 5 - 4:04 PM

Tennessee WR Marquez North had an 89.5-percent similarity score with Josh Gordon based on Combine athletic testing.

If you're looking for the inherent flaws in combine testing, look no further than North. The 6-foot-4, 215-pounder posted mostly respectable numbers in Indianapolis (4.47 seconds on the 40-yard dash, 35-inch vertical jump, 123-inch vertical jump), but his college production was almost non-existent. North's best season came as a freshman in 2013, when he caught 38 passes for 496 yards and a freshman. Nowhere to go but up as he progressed through college? Not so much. Injuries limited him to just 13 combined games over the preceding two seasons. Rivals ranked him as the No. 2 wide receiver in the country out of high school back in 2013. An NFL squad could take a flier on his natural athletic ability in the later rounds of the draft, but that would come with the knowledge that he's simply never produced to his talent-level in college after that promising freshman start.
Mar 4 - 12:00 AM

Tennessee WR Marquez North will enter the NFL draft, reports ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg.

North looks the part of an NFL receiver stepping out of the bus, but he had a wildly disappointing Vols career. The 6-foot-4, 224-pounder regressed from 38 catches for 496 yards and a touchdown as a freshman to a 32-320-4 line as a sophomore to only six catches in seven games last season. This year, knee and back injuries ravaged his ability to work into the offense. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline gave North a Rd. 5 grade in the preseason, but that was before the junior's no-show campaign.
Source: SEC Country
Jan 18 - 6:48 PM

Tennessee junior WR Marquez North is not enrolled in spring classes at the university.

We don't know if North is planning to transfer or if he will declare early for the NFL draft. Neither does Tennessee athletic department spokesman Ryan Robinson, who says the university isn't aware of North's upcoming plans. The 6-foot-4, 224-pound North hauled in 38 passes for 496 yards and a touchdown in 2013 to earn freshman All-SEC honors. He regressed to 32 catches for 320 yards and four touchdowns in 2014. This year, knee and back injuries limited him to seven games. He caught only six passes for 58 yards as the team clearly phased him out of the offensive game plan.
Jan 15 - 6:45 PM

Tennessee junior WR Marquez North (back) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's game against Vanderbilt.

It's been a lost season for North. He has only five catches on the year, none since an eight-yarder against Alabama last month. The Vols probably should have put him on ice from the beginning and petitioned for a medical redshirt.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 01:59:00 PM

Tennessee junior WR Marquez North is expected to return to the field against Georgia.

North has been dealing with knee and back injuries. It has been a down year for the talented receiver, mainly because of injuries and a porous offensive line. North's best game this season was three catches for 29 yards against Western Carolina.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 01:38:00 PM

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones insists junior WR Marquez North is fully healthy for Saturday's game against Bowling Green.

North has dealt with a leg injury, and many panicked after the initial news following a bogus report, but everything appears good to go. Bowling Green has the potential to put up big numbers, so Tennessee needs as many weapons as possible. North plays on the outside and made 30 catches for 320 yards in limited action last season.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 09:20:00 AM

Per TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, Tennessee junior WR Marquez North has the ability to quickly work up draft boards this fall.

The analyst grades North as a Rd. 5 prospect at present. The 6-foot-4, 224-pound North suffered a leg injury in practice last week but is expected to return to the field this week.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 09:39:00 PM

Tennessee junior WR Marquez North's leg injury is not considered to be serious and the pass catcher might only miss a week of practice (or less), according to Wes Rucker of 247 Sports.

The initial report from Brad Matthews of Fox Sports Radio Knoxville, stating North could be lost for the season, has now been updated to include Rucker's source. The positive news is a sigh of relief. North has missed time before with injuries but remains one of the Vols most talented players.
Source: 247 Sports
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 01:27:00 PM

Tennessee junior WR Marquez North's status following Wednesday's leg injury "looks more positive than negative," according to WNML's Jimmy Hyams.

This is a very positive update after another local radio personality tweeted North could miss the season following a serious leg injury. Tennessee reportedly cancelled Thursday's practice, but we expect the Vols to release some kind of update on their top receiver.
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 11:32:00 AM

Tennessee junior WR Marquez North is feared to be out for the entire 2015 season after going down with a non-contact injury during Wednesday's practice, according to local radio host Brad Matthews.

Matthews notes an MRI is scheduled for Thursday. The extent of the injury is currently unknown, however, the cited source seems very certain it is severe. North really flashed in two seasons and was expected to be a pivotal piece in Tennessee's skilled offense.
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 08:06:00 AM