With Asante Samuel sent packing for a seventh-round pick, it seems that Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will be the starting two cornerbacks this season, with perhaps Brandon Boykin manning the slot if all goes as planned.
But in this era of football, teams need to have plenty of cornerbacks capable of providing an impact if they want to play solid defense. I think Curtis Marsh can offer that.
Marsh hasn’t seen much playing time, but that is more due to the fact that he had three pro-bowl caliber cornerbacks blocking him from significant action. With Samuel gone, I think Marsh has a much better chance of seeing the field.
Coming out of college, Marsh was extremely raw (he had only been playing cornerback for two seasons) but had all of the physical traits needed to excel. He had all the time in the world to watch, learn, and develop last season, and now I think he may be ready for an increased role on defense.
Be sure to keep an eye on Marsh come training camp.