View Full Version : Scouting report on Brandon Marshall?

The MVPlaya
03-10-2010, 06:07 AM
Does anyone have any links to old scouting reports of Marshall before he was drafted?

03-10-2010, 09:01 AM

Strengths Possesses excellent size and is a physical short-to-intermediate route-runner that rarely gets pushed around. Is tall, has excellent leaping ability and flashes the ability to catch the ball at its highest point. Catches the ball with hands away from frame, rarely drops passes that should catch and flashes the ability to make the tough catch in traffic. Uses his frame to shield defenders from the ball and has the potential to develop into a productive red zone target. Shows good toughness and isn't afraid to go over the middle. Runs with good balance, has good lower body strength and is a powerful open field runner that can be productive after the catch. Plays with a mean streak, shows good power at the point of attack and is an effective blocker when works at it. Has extensive experience playing defense and is fast enough to cover kicks so has the potential to develop into an effective special teams' contributor.
Weaknesses Lacks ideal top-end speed, doesn't show a second gear when tracking the ball downfield and isn't going to generate quality separation when running vertical routes. Doesn't explode out of cuts, lacks the burst to consistently create separation working against man coverage and isn't a crisp short-to-intermediate route-runner. Lacks the elusiveness to make multiple defenders miss and isn't much of a threat to turn a catch underneath into a long gain. Central Florida suspended him one game for violating team rules in 2004 and appears to take plays off at times so character is somewhat of a concern.
Overall Marshall played in nine games during his true freshman season in 2002 and he caught two passes for a total of 18 yards. He started five of the 12 games he appeared in during the 2003 season and he caught 28 passes for a total of 337 yards and two touchdowns. Marshall also threw a 56-yard pass that year. He started three games at receiver in 2004 and he caught eight passes for a total of 84 yards. However, injuries force Central Florida to move Marshall to safety where he started the final seven games of the season and led the team in tackles. Marshall returned to receiver and played in 13 games in 2005. He caught 74 passes for a total of 1,195 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also carried the ball once for three yards. Marshall possesses a good blend of size, power and athletic ability. However, he isn't fast enough to consistently beat corners over the top and he lacks the burst to regularly get open underneath. He catches the ball well but he is going to have problems separating from defenders in the NFL as easily as he did at the collegiate level. In our opinion, Marshall can develop into a mismatch as a sub-package possession receiver in the NFL if he is coached well and continues to improve his route running skills. Marshall is a bit of a "sleeper" right now but look for him to come off the board in the fourth-to-fifth round range of the 2006 draft.


03-10-2010, 10:12 AM

03-10-2010, 10:17 AM
was dead on except for the bolded part and the "He catches the ball well but he is going to have problems separating from defenders in the NFL..."

03-10-2010, 10:24 AM
was dead on except for the bolded part and the "He catches the ball well but he is going to have problems separating from defenders in the NFL..."

He doesn't need seperation, when you are half a foot taller and have 30+ pounds on whoever is trying to cover you, you just don't need that much room, that is probably Marshall's biggest strength, he can catch the ball with someone on his back and shrug off would be tacklers. He also uses his strength well to get seperation when cornerbacks try to physical because he can move them around.

03-10-2010, 10:40 AM
which is what it said in the scout report, which was accurate. I think he does get separation from the DBs.... you don't catch 327 passes in 3 years by being draped on and having the QB to have pinpoint accuracy. Of course he gets separation.

03-10-2010, 10:42 AM
He can also flat out quit on you if he doesnt get his way.

Garcia Bronco
03-10-2010, 10:49 AM
Marshall rarely gets seperation on his own.

03-10-2010, 10:56 AM
<A HREF="http://www.900footballlinks.net/broncos.htm">900 football links </A>is always on point.

Marshall Cent Florida 6'4.4", 229 4.49 1.60 2.71 4.31 11.82 6.96 37" 10'0"
Desire a big receiver? Forget Nance. Forget Baskett. And yes, forget Stovall. Jump on Marshall. He is over 6'4", ran a 4.49 forty at the Combine, and was a man among boys at the Hula Bowl. Marshall has good hands, is strong, can make the tough catch, is both a middle of the field and down the field target, and is a good athlete. He has the best potential to be a star of all of the big receivers in this draft.

Jay Goldberg, 900FootballLinks.NET - At the Hula Bowl, Marshall showed excellent hands, moves, the ability to make the tough catch, toughness, the ability to use his size, and the ability to get deep. Clearly, Marshall was the best player in the game.

03-10-2010, 11:13 AM
Good thread, and thanks to the people who posted some of these reports. Was curious myself

03-10-2010, 11:41 AM
This was an excellent draft choice, and Brandon hasnt even reached his potential yet.

Outside of the off the field issues that is.

I believe in the next couple of years, with health and if Brandon can keep his head screwed on right, he is going to be even more of a 'Beast' than he ever has.

The best of Brandon on the field is yet to come.