Trey Marshall (S, Florida State) – 79

There is definitely a place for Trey Marshall in the NFL, but teams will have to be careful to play to his strengths and mask his deficiencies.  He has, to an extent, been a victim of his own versatility at FSU, lining up almost everywhere in the secondary.  That has, however, enabled scouts to see him in all sorts of situations.  To my mind, his skill-set is that of a box safety, or strong safety, in the NFL.  He doesn’t have the cover skills to match up against NFL WRs; in coverage, he is scrappy, grabby, slow to turn his hips and has marginal ball skills.  You don’t really want him exposed too much against WRs in space.  He is, however, fast and physical enough to cover TEs and RBs effectively.  In run support, Marshall is really very good; he flies to the ball like a missile and hits very aggressively; in this part of the game, he reminds me of Keanu Neal, of the Atlanta Falcons.  I like a safety who looks like he bears a personal grudge towards the ball carrier and Marshall certainly falls into this category.  I will be interested to see if he can bed down in one position in the 2017 season and improve his skills in the cover game.  If so, he could rise quickly up draft boards.  Nevertheless, I’ve already seen enough from Marshall to justify giving him a Day 2 grade.