—Is the size of a nose tackle with the athleticism of an under tackle.
—Prototypical size for an NFL defensive tackle.
—Flashes penetration skills that are rare in the college game and valued in the professional game.
—Is not as stout in the run game as you would think with his frame.
—Was only a one-year starter for Arkansas.
—Is rotated out frequently; conditioning of his legs can be an issue.
35 TKL, 6.5 TFL, 1 SK, 1 PBU, 1 FF
—Was a potential tight end recruit as a prep.
—Cousin of former NFL defensive end Cedric Reed.
—Team captain in 2020, his first season as a full-time starter.
Jonathan Marshall is a penetrating defensive tackle who played his best football at the end of his college career. Once thought to be a potential offensive player, Marshall is now solely focused on the defensive side of the ball, with size and athleticism to play all across the defensive interior. Relatively inexperienced, he is a rosterable defensive tackle with upside that is rare to find for developmental projects.
GRADE: 7.2/10 (Round 4)
OVERALL RANK: 137/300
POSITION RANK: DL14
PRO COMPARISON: Khyri Thornton
Written by B/R NFL Scout Justis Mosqueda