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Jonathan Marshall NFL Draft 2021: Scouting Report for New York Jets DL

BR NFL Scouting DepartmentContributor IMay 1, 2021

Arkansas defender Jonathan Marshall (42) tries to get past LSU lineman Liam Shanahan (56) as he puts pressure on quarterback TJ Finley (11) during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)
Michael Woods/Associated Press

HEIGHT: 6'3⅛"

WEIGHT: 310

     

POSITIVES

—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.

     

NEGATIVES

—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.

     

2020 STATISTICS

35 TKL, 6.5 TFL, 1 SK, 1 PBU, 1 FF

     

NOTES

—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.

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OVERALL

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 RANK137/300

POSITION RANKDL14

PRO COMPARISON: Khyri Thornton

     

Written by B/R NFL Scout Justis Mosqueda

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