Finding Broncos: Scouting Running Back Keith Marshall

The second to last running back to be scouted by Erick Trickel is a Georgia product, who has dealt with some injuries. Is he a Broncos fit?

http://www.scout.com/player/138025-keith-marshall?s=101

Combine Results

40-YARD DASH: 4.31 SEC

BENCH PRESS: 25 REPS

VERTICAL JUMP: 30.5 INCH

Pros

  • Has NFL size
  • Is an able pass catcher
  • Tight footwork
  • Cean footwork
  • Excellent lateral cuts
  • Excellent one cut and go
  • Extremely high football IQ
  • Quick learner
  • Easily breaks lazy tackles
  • Has great burst to explode through holes
  • Can make himself small to get through tight holes
  • Raw speed

Cons

  • Serious injury concerns from an ACL tear in 2013, which didn’t heal properly, causing him to miss more action
  • Doesn’t always have confidence as a runner
  • Too patient and needs to be more decisive
  • Has to get better at making open field tacklers miss
  • Not a blocker
  • Limited receiving chances
  • Balance is bad

Overall Thoughts

There were serious concerns about Marshall's knee, but a 4.31 40-yard dash at the Combine laid many of those to rest. He looked really good with his running and showed he is worth a flier in the sixth round.

However, there is very little tape to go by that could give an accurate reading on what you will be getting from Marshall post-ACL injuries. It is purely a potential pickup for any team that gets him. He does fit with the Denver Broncos really well, though.

Broncos Round Projection: Mid 5th-Late 6th

Where He Goes: Early 6th-Undrafted

Per sources: A few scouts I have talked with find Marshall to be a mystery. There isn’t much to go off of since his ACL injuries, and what little there is, teams like a lot.

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