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musphinzfan
12-26-2005, 08:38 PM
Anyone got the goods on him?...From what I saw of him in the Bowl game he is the best WR ive seen this year..Absolutely dominated the game from my view although UCF lost.

Nappy Roots
12-26-2005, 09:03 PM
Anyone got the goods on him?...From what I saw of him in the Bowl game he is the best WR ive seen this year..Absolutely dominated the game from my view although UCF lost.


yea he looked very good. but he wasnt the best WR on his team this year. I think Walker was their best WR.

with marshalls performance though will probably push him to get drafted at some point. hes definitly 2nd day prospect. Its all going to depend on what he runs at the combine. If he runs over a 4.6, he might be moved to a TE spot.

EDIT: I do think he will run in the 4.6 area and be drafted as a WR. just saying if scouts arent impressive with his quickness and body control as a WR, they might move him.

kastofsna120
12-26-2005, 09:20 PM
i've liked mike walker for a while. he'll be good

TerryTate
12-26-2005, 09:40 PM
Mike Walker is probably the best athlete on this team. B-Marsh is a local product that only had one year to show his ability due to lack of playing time and ineptitude at the QB position. As a freshman and Sophomore, he was buried in the depth chart behind some upperclassmen (Doug Gabriel (now with Raiders), Jimmy Fryzel (Orlando Predators), Tavares Capers and Luther Huggins(both got some NFL looks).

He had to switch to defense in 04 because after just a few games, 5 (yes,no error there)....FIVE SAFETIES went down with injury. They needed some form of athleticism at that position, so he and Walker were both moved. Both recievers played decent despite the circumstances.

If Brandon has a good combine, you can see him has a day 1 draft choice. He brings size to the WR position. He is listed at 6'4" 230 (for size comparisons, David Boston at one point with the Miami Dolphins was 6'2", 228) according to UCF's athletics page. I've talked to the guy over the years (last time in late November), and I am 6'2"...the guy is more along the lines of 6'5"/6'6". He was probably the biggest safety in D-1 football last season when he had to move. For a big guy, he has great speed, and if he can shed some pounds and improve it, he may be a sleeper.

Coming out of high school he ran the 40 in 4.55, and was recruited by Florida. When he signed with UCF, he was 6'5", 195. He ultimately got offers from UConn and UCF, and if he wanted to play defensive end, he probably would've gone to UF, because that's where they wanted to play him there. Of all "Athletes" considered by the Rivals.com recruiting network, he was ranked #76 out of the top 100 nationally. An "Athlete" is defined as someone who can be switched around in a variety of positions (luckily for UCF, he was able to play some safety).

I will graduate with Brandon and befriended him over the years, being one of the few fans that would come up to him and talk football while we were really bad during his sophomore and junior years. It would be incredible if he got drafted by the Dolphins, but I will be happy for him wherever he goes in the NFL.

The Numbers
Games: 13
Catches: 74
Yards: 1195
Yards/Reception: 16.1
Touchdowns: 11
Long: 69
Average Yards/Game: 91.9

Game by Game
South Carolina: 10/102
USF: 4/39/1
Marshall: 3/65/1
Louisiana-Lafayette: 5/107/2
Memphis: 4/133/2
SoMiss: 2/22
Tulane: 10/110
ECU: 3/71
Houston: 7/120/1
UAB: 4/46
Rice: 4/61/1
Tulsa: 7/109
Nevada: 11/210/3

Nappy Roots
12-26-2005, 09:43 PM
Mike Walker is probably the best athlete on this team. B-Marsh is a local product that only had one year to show his ability due to lack of playing time and ineptitude at the QB position. As a freshman and Sophomore, he was buried in the depth chart behind some upperclassmen (Doug Gabriel (now with Raiders), Jimmy Fryzel (Orlando Predators), Tavares Capers and Luther Huggins(both got some NFL looks).

He had to switch to defense in 04 because after just a few games, 5 (yes,no error there)....FIVE SAFETIES went down with injury. They needed some form of athleticism at that position, so he and Walker were both moved. Both recievers played decent despite the circumstances.

If Brandon has a good combine, you can see him has a day 1 draft choice. He brings size to the WR position. He is listed at 6'4" 230 (for size comparisons, David Boston at one point with the Miami Dolphins was 6'2", 228) according to UCF's athletics page. I've talked to the guy over the years (last time in late November), and I am 6'2"...the guy is more along the lines of 6'5"/6'6". He was probably the biggest safety in D-1 football last season when he had to move. For a big guy, he has great speed, and if he can shed some pounds and improve it, he may be a sleeper.

Coming out of high school he ran the 40 in 4.55, and was recruited by Florida. When he signed with UCF, he was 6'5", 195. He ultimately got offers from UConn and UCF, and if he wanted to play defensive end, he probably would've gone to UF, because that's where they wanted to play him there. Of all "Athletes" considered by the Rivals.com recruiting network, he was ranked #76 out of the top 100 nationally. An "Athlete" is defined as someone who can be switched around in a variety of positions (luckily for UCF, he was able to play some safety).

I will graduate with Brandon and befriended him over the years, being one of the few fans that would come up to him and talk football while we were really bad during his sophomore and junior years. It would be incredible if he got drafted by the Dolphins, but I will be happy for him wherever he goes in the NFL.


you know better than I do. but cant even remember a case when a player was listed 1 or 2 inches below his height. just doesnt happen. usually players are listed above what they really are.

like i said though, you know better than me, so u may be right on this account

musphinzfan
12-26-2005, 09:51 PM
Isnt Marshall from Pennsylvania?

TerryTate
12-26-2005, 09:58 PM
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Brandon on Defense
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Brandon taps a ball to himself downfield for the first UCF touchdown of the Hawai'i Bowl[/img]

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This clutch 4th quarter catch put UCF in the C-USA Championship game.

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This catch lead to a UCF victory over Marshall, ending the nation's longest losing streak.

outtawack311
12-27-2005, 01:49 AM
I would love to have him or Darcy Johnson on the phins. I think they will both make it in the pros.

Darcy is a 6'6 tight end who can block and just seems to catch everything.

3pthreat
12-28-2005, 04:36 AM
Did anyone happen to watch UCF senior receiver Brandon Marshall in the Hawaii bowl, what do you think about the Fins grabbing him in the 3rd or 4th round. He's a 6'5" 230lb receiver thats strong and can make big plays. He's a huge deepthreat and can also make the big catch across the middle.

NAME REC YDS YPR LONG TD
Brandon Marshall (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=135815)74 1195 16.1 69(TD) 11

this is this years stats on him...

my 2 cents
12-28-2005, 09:32 AM
Brandon Marshall is a free agent/late pick guy. He is not real fast and despite breaking a couple tackles in the Bowl game not real elusive, so unless he shows some unseen speed at the combine...... ....... the better prospect is Junior Mike Walker out with knee injury (not severe). The other UCF prospects this year are Darcy Johnson (te, possible 4-6 rd. pick if he runs well) Frisner Nelson (late round/FA DT) and Paul Carrington (late round/FA de/lb)

Nappy Roots
12-28-2005, 02:51 PM
http://www.finheaven.com/boardvb2/showthread.php?t=115679

K-train
12-29-2005, 02:43 PM
I think he would be a better TE.

Depending on speed.

Bellson
01-09-2006, 03:20 PM
what do you all think about Brandon Marshall, a WR from the University of Central Florida... I think he could be a nice steal with one of our 7th rounders. Had one hell of a year in the C-USA, has great size, pretty good speed, and a huge vertical leap.

6'4" 230
2005: 74 catches for 1,195 yards; 16.1 average; 11 td's
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl: 11 receptions, 201 yards, 3 td's

aboome
01-09-2006, 03:24 PM
got any 40- time

_dan24
01-09-2006, 03:29 PM
http://www.finheaven.com/boardvb2/showthread.php?t=117003

Bellson
01-09-2006, 03:33 PM
whoops, my bad... should be in the draft forum. not sure what his 40 time is, but here's some info on him...


http://ucfathletics.collegesports.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/marshall_brandon00.html

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=135815

Joneal7
01-09-2006, 03:33 PM
love his frame

TXfootball
01-09-2006, 03:47 PM
Was he the one that played safety last season for them?

arsenal
01-09-2006, 03:55 PM
he dominated the bowl game... its stlil kinda funny to me that they losed on a missed extra point, haha god damn thats rough...

Bellson
01-09-2006, 04:04 PM
moved from wide receiver to safety in 2004 ... made the switch back to wide receiver in the spring ... moved to the defensive side of the ball in 2004 due to the loss of several defensive backs because of injury. Great year at WR with an amazing Bowl performance with the C-USA East champs.


(Frigging Matt Prater blew an extra point in OT... sure they're glad to see him go, was the 2nd missed extra point he had in an overtime game)

DreamWeaver
01-09-2006, 04:41 PM
moved from wide receiver to safety in 2004 ... made the switch back to wide receiver in the spring ... moved to the defensive side of the ball in 2004 due to the loss of several defensive backs because of injury. Great year at WR with an amazing Bowl performance with the C-USA East champs.


(Frigging Matt Prater blew an extra point in OT... sure they're glad to see him go, was the 2nd missed extra point he had in an overtime game)

That really sucked! There were a lot of missed extra points in the bowl games....college kicking is horrible!

JPenedo
01-09-2006, 04:47 PM
Oh man, very nice post. I didnt know he was a senior. I actually go here to UCF and had the pleasure fo watching him play live. I really like him alot and he rly made our team stand out this year. Def worth a look at.

my 2 cents
01-09-2006, 10:47 PM
Mike Walker is the better prospect next year...Marshall is not very fast and has no quickness...basically he outmuscles people in C-USA..not gonna happen in the NFL...


what do you all think about Brandon Marshall, a WR from the University of Central Florida... I think he could be a nice steal with one of our 7th rounders. Had one hell of a year in the C-USA, has great size, pretty good speed, and a huge vertical leap.

6'4" 230
2005: 74 catches for 1,195 yards; 16.1 average; 11 td's
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl: 11 receptions, 201 yards, 3 td's

Alex44
01-09-2006, 10:52 PM
Geez I can find the 40 time of any other player in the nation but not him

Is he even a real person?

Nappy Roots
01-09-2006, 11:15 PM
Geez I can find the 40 time of any other player in the nation but not him

Is he even a real person?


the 40 times you find are all bull**** anyways.

saves
01-09-2006, 11:28 PM
the 40 times you find are all bull**** anyways.
Very true. All estimated.

Bellson
01-10-2006, 10:57 AM
yea mike walker definitely was the #1 man this past year until he went down with an injury, but marshall definitely stepped it up. Both Walker and Marshall have similiar styles to a UCF alum that got drafted a few years back and seems to be adapting to the NFL with more and more time... Ol' Doug Gabriel (Oakland Raiders). Like I said before, Marshall has the talent and potential to get drafted in the 7th round. We have a couple 7th rounders, wouldnt mind seeing him get a shot.

FinNasty
01-14-2006, 10:40 PM
Brandon Marshall - UCF - 6'6 - 230 lbs

I have watched him play for a while... He had 1,195 yards and 11 TDs as the second option at WR in our offense. He is a huge possesion type WR with good speed for his size. In the Hawaii Bowl as the #1 (Because our #1, Mike Walker, tore his ACL in the game before) he had 11 receptions for 210 yards and 3 TDs.

He didnt play WR his junior year, because he was forced to play saftey due to ALOT of injuries... However, his versitility might actually draw Saban.

Has anyone else seen him play?

FinNasty
01-15-2006, 04:09 AM
Has anyone seen him play?

phinfan77
01-15-2006, 04:24 AM
no


but if he's good we bettere hope he falls to the 7th round

FinNasty
01-15-2006, 05:11 AM
no


but if he's good we bettere hope he falls to the 7th round

he might... what ever team lands him will be happy thats for sure...

mia4ever
01-15-2006, 11:09 AM
he might... what ever team lands him will be happy thats for sure...


do we have 6th draft pick this year?

Retnuhrace
01-15-2006, 11:52 AM
Oh Marshall is a beast and will definitely go before the 6th round... I'd say he's a borderline 1st-2nd day guy.

OurHeartAndSoul
01-21-2006, 11:18 PM
He had a big day today at hula bowl. Here's an interseting scouting report from Drew Boylhart at The Huddle Report. This guy seems to be very accurate in his assesments of players. I remember him saying that Tony Bua would be great special teamer for whoever drafted him, and he guaranteed that from the get go he would be making big hits that make you stand up say BOOO-UHHH!!!

BRANDON MARSHALL

Strengths

Brandon is a big, strong, tall, powerful receiver. He has very strong hands and catches the ball away from his body. He shows excellent quickness for his size and has a great burst off the line of scrimmage. Brandon does a very good job blocking and shows excellent leadership skills. He looks to be an excellent teammate and at this stage of the draft, does not seem to be on anyone's radar screen except for ours here at THR.

Needs to Improve

Some people will suggest that he might be a TE. Trust me, he is too quick in and out of his breaks to waste at TE, although if you want to put him in the slot on third and long, he will impact.

Bottom Line

I think the most intriguing aspect of Brandon’s game is that he has a relativity short stride for such a large person. We are definitely talking about 1st round talent that should be picked sometime the first day, but you never know what will happen in a draft. Brandon’s first step off the line is large, but quick. Then I notice that he never over-strides after that first step. This keeps him on balance to make quick cuts, stops and fakes while he is running his routes at full speed. At his size, he is probably the quickest in and out of his breaks that I've ever seen. This makes his 40-yd speed, no matter what it is, a non-issue. He has very strong "run after catch" abilities along with strong hands -- and is mentally tough. He is also just learning the WR position. He really wants to be “the man”, but also understands how he should fit in a team concept. Personally I wouldn't hesitate to take Brandon at the end of the first round, but as you all know, that’s just me and not the reality of where a player will actually go in the draft. To be truthful, isn’t that what THR is all about -- the ability to project when a player will be taken in the draft? THR is not solely about profiling players. What makes THR so valuable to so many GM’s, Head Coaches, Directors of Scouting, National TV Commentators and Player Agents is the over 80% accuracy rating of what round or what day a player is projected to be picked in the draft. So now, I have profiled a sleeper. It should be fun to see how many people agree with me before the draft and then where he gets picked. I think Brandon has big time written all over him. A new Marshall has come to town and he’s ready to clean up.

http://www.thehuddlereport.com/NickelPackage/profiles/BrandonMarshall.htm

dm416
01-21-2006, 11:29 PM
He looked great today in the Hula Bowl

sports24/7
01-22-2006, 12:35 AM
He would be a very nice draft pick.

TerryTate
01-22-2006, 12:50 AM
yes...he would be a VERY nice draft pick :) :yes:

GO KNIGHTS :)

Dolfan_Noles
01-22-2006, 01:31 AM
I wasnt as impressed as most people with his performance against Nevada in the bowl game, but was very impressed with his route running and hands tonight. I would be very happy to see him still there on the second day.

Tampafinsfan
01-22-2006, 10:01 AM
He looked very impressive

Itsdahumidity
01-22-2006, 10:06 AM
He was a beast yesterday.

FinNasty
01-22-2006, 09:08 PM
This kid is a STUD! He is off the radar because he doesnt go to a big-time football program... and because he was forced to play Saftey his junior year because of massive amounts of injuries to the secondary...

I would be jumping on my couch if he fell to us in the 5th round...

BigDogsHunt
01-22-2006, 09:10 PM
This kid is a STUD! He is off the radar because he doesnt go to a big-time football program... and because he was forced to play Saftey his junior year because of massive amounts of injuries to the secondary...

I would be jumping on my couch if he fell to us in the 5th round...

Should of looked here.....lol....ok 5th rounder...interesting.

FinNasty
01-22-2006, 09:12 PM
Should of looked here.....lol....ok 5th rounder...interesting.

haha... I was just answering your post in the other thread.

He could go as high as a 3rd after pro-days and stuff.

But I think he most likely is around a 4th-6th...

ckparrothead
01-22-2006, 09:27 PM
I love Brandon Marshall, but Drew Boylhart will forever be known to me as the dufus who said that Phil Rivers should move to TIGHT END in the NFL. He also projected Vernon Carey as a Center.

FinNasty
01-22-2006, 09:47 PM
I love Brandon Marshall, but Drew Boylhart will forever be known to me as the dufus who said that Phil Rivers should move to TIGHT END in the NFL. He also projected Vernon Carey as a Center.

Well, I would disagree with him that he is a 1st round talent... IMO, he would have to run in the 4.3 range for that...

But I think he is a hell of a target (6'6 230lbs :eek: ) and would be a great pick around the 4th-5th round. If he has a good combine/pro-day... he might be able to slip into the 3rd.

OurHeartAndSoul
01-22-2006, 10:14 PM
I love Brandon Marshall, but Drew Boylhart will forever be known to me as the dufus who said that Phil Rivers should move to TIGHT END in the NFL. He also projected Vernon Carey as a Center.

Don't know what he was thinking with Carey, but didn't he say that Rivers should be moved to TE only jokingly only because he felt that he didn't have what it takes to be an NFL QB?

ckparrothead
01-22-2006, 10:51 PM
Well, I would disagree with him that he is a 1st round talent... IMO, he would have to run in the 4.3 range for that...

But I think he is a hell of a target (6'6 230lbs :eek: ) and would be a great pick around the 4th-5th round. If he has a good combine/pro-day... he might be able to slip into the 3rd.

Dude if Marshall ran a 4.3 you would have to consider him a top 10 selection...and there's no real denying it. One thing you have to understand is that 6'6" and 4.3 speed is not common. In fact, it is usually considered impossible. Matt Jones basically broke the ceiling when he ran that 4.37 last year, and that is why he was drafted in the first round as a wide receiver even though he'd never played there before. Marshall, who has plenty of experience playing WR, would be a consensus top 10 if he ran in the 4.3 range at that size frame. All he would have to do to get into the first round, IMO, is just barely crack into the 4.4's (like a 4.49 or 4.48). That in a guy that shows such great quickness, body control, fluid receiving ability, and hands would definitely equal first round. If it doesn't, then quite frankly I question all the GMs in the league for putting Mike Williams as a top 10 pick and Brandon Marshall as not even first round.

FinNasty
01-22-2006, 10:57 PM
Dude if Marshall ran a 4.3 you would have to consider him a top 10 selection...and there's no real denying it. One thing you have to understand is that 6'6" and 4.3 speed is not common. In fact, it is usually considered impossible. Matt Jones basically broke the ceiling when he ran that 4.37 last year, and that is why he was drafted in the first round as a wide receiver even though he'd never played there before. Marshall, who has plenty of experience playing WR, would be a consensus top 10 if he ran in the 4.3 range at that size frame. All he would have to do to get into the first round, IMO, is just barely crack into the 4.4's (like a 4.49 or 4.48). That in a guy that shows such great quickness, body control, fluid receiving ability, and hands would definitely equal first round. If it doesn't, then quite frankly I question all the GMs in the league for putting Mike Williams as a top 10 pick and Brandon Marshall as not even first round.

When I said the 4.3 thing... I was just basicly saying that he would have to have a freaking awesome combine to make it into the first round...

I think if he runs in the 4.4's... he can make it into the first day. But IMO, he doesnt have the experience... or produced enough to go in the 1st round...

He will be a steal in this draft thats for sure... Talent wise, I think he could be as high as a 2nd rounder... but IMO, he will fall further than that...

FinNasty
01-22-2006, 10:59 PM
Hey by the way CK... can he still get invited to the combine? or is it too late?

ckparrothead
01-22-2006, 11:00 PM
When I said the 4.3 thing... I was just basicly saying that he would have to have a freaking awesome combine to make it into the first round...

I think if he runs in the 4.4's... he can make it into the first day. But IMO, he doesnt have the experience... or produced enough to go in the 1st round...

He will be a steal in this draft thats for sure... Talent wise, I think he could be as high as a 2nd rounder... but IMO, he will fall further than that...

I think so too but it is because of what I expect him to run at the Combine. If he ran low 4.4's he is definitely a first round prospect...same as Matt Jones was even though he had 0 experience playing WR. But what I'm hearing is that Marshall might be lucky to run a 4.55 at the Combine. That could drop him significantly.

FinNasty
01-22-2006, 11:04 PM
I think so too but it is because of what I expect him to run at the Combine. If he ran low 4.4's he is definitely a first round prospect...same as Matt Jones was even though he had 0 experience playing WR. But what I'm hearing is that Marshall might be lucky to run a 4.55 at the Combine. That could drop him significantly.

Well, he defintanitly isnt a burner...

I would expect around a 4.5 from him... maybe a high 4.4 (like a 4.48-4.49) if he really trains on his speed between now and the combine. I think that is what is going to drop him to around the 4th/5th round.

ckparrothead
01-22-2006, 11:26 PM
Well, he defintanitly isnt a burner...

I would expect around a 4.5 from him... maybe a high 4.4 (like a 4.48-4.49) if he really trains on his speed between now and the combine. I think that is what is going to drop him to around the 4th/5th round.

I could see him running a 4.6 in Indy at the slow track with the electronic timing. He'll go mid-rounds and be the same kind of underrated prospect that Anquan Boldin was. Boylhart was right about one thing, he's into and out of his breaks really fast and his hips are good so he will maximize his speed a lot like Boldin does.


Don't know what he was thinking with Carey, but didn't he say that Rivers should be moved to TE only jokingly only because he felt that he didn't have what it takes to be an NFL QB?

No, that was not a joke. He seriously though Rivers could be a successful NFL tight end...even though Rivers is about as mobile as Toniu Fonoti. I was just reading his review of Matt Jones and he totally brought up the Rivers to TE thing and sounded extremely bitter and misguided. He basically considered Jones and Rivers the SAME prospect....as if Jones doesn't run a full 0.6 seconds faster in the 40 yard dash compared to Rivers. My GOD.

FinNasty
01-22-2006, 11:35 PM
I could see him running a 4.6 in Indy at the slow track with the electronic timing. He'll go mid-rounds and be the same kind of underrated prospect that Anquan Boldin was. Boylhart was right about one thing, he's into and out of his breaks really fast and his hips are good so he will maximize his speed a lot like Boldin does.

I didnt know about the slow speed of the track in Indy. I actually always thought it was faster... not slower. Guess I was wrong. What round you see him going in? I dont see him making it past the 6th... more likely taken round the 5th... you?

Miamibyrd_24
01-23-2006, 06:28 PM
he's a pretty good player, just a small questionable injury, but other than that. Some team will get a great reciever. You have to keep in mind, UCF hasent had a big time Qb to get this guy the ball, so just think about that as well. I think the guy has heart, to step up and play a little D, when his team needed him. TE is out of the question for this guy, with a frame like T.O., some great hands, he's going to be fine in the league.

Bellson
02-01-2006, 01:17 PM
6'4, 230... definitely has a solid frame and runs excellent routes. I'm sure Saban and our staff have him on our radar.

ckparrothead
02-01-2006, 02:37 PM
If anyone watched the Hula Bowl, you know that Brandon Marshall basically did whatever in god's holy name he wanted to do out there against whichever corner they decided to pit him against. The Hula Bowl doesn't exactly have NFL talent at the corner spots but these are still some of the best seniors out there and Marshall was just incredible. On top of that, scouts unanimously agreed Marshall was the most impressive prospect in all the Hula Bowl practices.

themole
02-18-2006, 09:27 PM
Brandon Marshall is a free agent/late pick guy. He is not real fast and despite breaking a couple tackles in the Bowl game not real elusive, so unless he shows some unseen speed at the combine...... ....... the better prospect is Junior Mike Walker out with knee injury (not severe). The other UCF prospects this year are Darcy Johnson (te, possible 4-6 rd. pick if he runs well) Frisner Nelson (late round/FA DT) and Paul Carrington (late round/FA de/lb)

Darcy is a good kid. Had a little attitude in HS but overcame it. Also has a brother "Willie Offord" playing for the Vikings.

Miamibyrd_24
02-18-2006, 11:58 PM
Yeah, Darcy is a fairly good tight end, but I dont think he's going on the 1st day. B. Marshall may have that shot of going on the 1st day, all depends on next weekends combine.

finfan54
02-19-2006, 09:45 AM
Mike Walker is probably the best athlete on this team. B-Marsh is a local product that only had one year to show his ability due to lack of playing time and ineptitude at the QB position. As a freshman and Sophomore, he was buried in the depth chart behind some upperclassmen (Doug Gabriel (now with Raiders), Jimmy Fryzel (Orlando Predators), Tavares Capers and Luther Huggins(both got some NFL looks).

He had to switch to defense in 04 because after just a few games, 5 (yes,no error there)....FIVE SAFETIES went down with injury. They needed some form of athleticism at that position, so he and Walker were both moved. Both recievers played decent despite the circumstances.

If Brandon has a good combine, you can see him has a day 1 draft choice. He brings size to the WR position. He is listed at 6'4" 230 (for size comparisons, David Boston at one point with the Miami Dolphins was 6'2", 228) according to UCF's athletics page. I've talked to the guy over the years (last time in late November), and I am 6'2"...the guy is more along the lines of 6'5"/6'6". He was probably the biggest safety in D-1 football last season when he had to move. For a big guy, he has great speed, and if he can shed some pounds and improve it, he may be a sleeper.

Coming out of high school he ran the 40 in 4.55, and was recruited by Florida. When he signed with UCF, he was 6'5", 195. He ultimately got offers from UConn and UCF, and if he wanted to play defensive end, he probably would've gone to UF, because that's where they wanted to play him there. Of all "Athletes" considered by the Rivals.com recruiting network, he was ranked #76 out of the top 100 nationally. An "Athlete" is defined as someone who can be switched around in a variety of positions (luckily for UCF, he was able to play some safety).

I will graduate with Brandon and befriended him over the years, being one of the few fans that would come up to him and talk football while we were really bad during his sophomore and junior years. It would be incredible if he got drafted by the Dolphins, but I will be happy for him wherever he goes in the NFL.

The Numbers
Games: 13
Catches: 74
Yards: 1195
Yards/Reception: 16.1
Touchdowns: 11
Long: 69
Average Yards/Game: 91.9

Game by Game
South Carolina: 10/102
USF: 4/39/1
Marshall: 3/65/1
Louisiana-Lafayette: 5/107/2
Memphis: 4/133/2
SoMiss: 2/22
Tulane: 10/110
ECU: 3/71
Houston: 7/120/1
UAB: 4/46
Rice: 4/61/1
Tulsa: 7/109
Nevada: 11/210/3


Very cool Tate. I love guys like this. The overachievers who have had to deal with changes. I think he could be a steal but the only prob I see is need, and FA with the WR/TE spot. We already picked up the guy from Stanford who is 6'7".

finfan54
02-19-2006, 09:46 AM
If anyone watched the Hula Bowl, you know that Brandon Marshall basically did whatever in god's holy name he wanted to do out there against whichever corner they decided to pit him against. The Hula Bowl doesn't exactly have NFL talent at the corner spots but these are still some of the best seniors out there and Marshall was just incredible. On top of that, scouts unanimously agreed Marshall was the most impressive prospect in all the Hula Bowl practices.


If thats the case, then he secretly went up alot of teams boards and could be a second rounder.

ckparrothead
02-19-2006, 07:25 PM
If thats the case, then he secretly went up alot of teams boards and could be a second rounder.

Let's not get ahead of ourselves. If he runs a 4.7 as some scouting services suspect he will, he will be a late Day 2 prospect and some will want to make him a TE just like Teyo Johnson.

I personally think he'll get into running shape and toss out a low 4.6 and end up like a Round 4 prospect...maybe Round 5. If he runs a low 4.5, yes he'll end up in Day 1 and if not it would be criminal. If he runs in the 4.4's I would just be floored, because it certainly doesn't look that way on the field (then again tall guys like him can have deceptive speed...nobody knew Matt Jones was a 4.4 runner because he was such a long strider).