We're two days from National Signing Day, and that also means the start of spring practice is just around the corner. Starting with the C-USA, here's a look at the start dates for all 120 FBS teams plus the overriding problem each program must deal with during spring drills.[details]
Marshall displays a good initial burst when attacking the line of scrimmage and looks natural picking his way through creases inside. He exhibits good vision inside and is shifty once he gets to the second level. He always seems to be looking for the next man because he consistently is able to make the first defender miss. Marshall demonstrates impressive hip fluidity and wiggle in the open field. He drops his pad level well when changing directions and accelerates well out of his breaks. He possesses great balance as a runner and displays the body control to change directions cleanly at full speed and step through would-be tacklers. Marshall lacks ideal size for the post and looks a bit thin in all areas of his frame but runs with a good pad level inside and isn't afraid to lower his head and surge through a crease. He displays good overall toughness in his game, isn't afraid to pass protect on third downs and does a nice job getting his shoulder pad into a defender's legs and cutting him down on contact. He's patient inside, does a nice job setting up his blocks and sprinting toward daylight. But he looks more quick than fast and is sudden and shifty but doesn't display the type of second gear to consistently outrun defenders at the second level. Marshall has good but not great speed. He lacks power and overall girth between the tackles and struggles to push the pile and bull his way through contact inside. He does have some character concerns. Marshall was arrested last May on drug charges with intent to deliver. Overall, he isn't the biggest or fastest running back but is extremely shifty with the ball in his hands, can create on his own and accelerates well out of his breaks. He has the skill set to play at the next level in a two-running back system if he can keep himself out of trouble.