There's a new Marshall in town

The Panthers filled the recently departed Ricky Manning's shoes pretty quickly, selecting Fresno State CB Richard Marshall in the second round.

Full Name: Richard Marshall
School: Fresno State Pos: CB

Ht: 5-11 Wt: 189 40: 4.47 Year: 4Jr

Bio: All-Conference selection as a junior after leading the team in tackles, posting 78/3/11. Sophomore totals included 61/3/5.

Pos: Physically gifted cornerback who shuts down opponents. Works to get out of jams against opponents at the line of scrimmage, displays good footwork in all directions and loses nothing in transition. Displays a great burst of speed, timing and flashes on the scene. Clings to opponents in downfield coverage, not afraid to mix it up, and is a willing defender in run support.

Neg: Hesitant in zone coverage. Struggled against top competition last season.

Analysis: Possessing excellent size/speed numbers, Marshall is an athletic prospect with a great amount of upside. Needs to fine-tune his game yet offers starting potential.

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