There is no player in the AFC, or the NFL for that matter, with more physical upside. At 6’4”, 230 pounds, Marshall is as big as he is fast.
Marshall is known around the NFL as the hardest receiver in the league to bring down one-on-one, and has led the league in yards gained after first contact since 2006.
With 101 receptions (tied for second) for 1,120 yards (ninth), and 10 touchdowns (tied for second) in 2009 he became the fifth player in NFL history to have 100 receptions in three consecutive seasons.
Yet for every dynamic thing he brings to the field physically, there are just as many questions about his attitude and mental capabilities.
No one really knows if he is going to be the NFL’s version of Ron Artest, or if the shaky beginning to Josh McDaniel’s coaching career in Denver was just too much for him to handle.
With new surroundings in Miami after the offseason trade that sent two second round picks to Denver, Marshall has the opportunity to start fresh and continue his dominance.
With Ronnie Brown and Chad Henne getting healthy coming into training camp, Miami could turn some heads offensively this season with Marshall on the outside.