Like a Floyd Mayweather uppercut, Philip Wheeler was on Marshall before he could barely react during one particular passing play, blowing up the young running back and creating a path to the quarterback.
In other words, Marshall and Wheeler each played exactly to type during Miami's first full-contact practice of the year. Marshall was the young, overmatched prospect; Wheeler was the quick, powerful linebacker brought in to apply pressure from Miami's second level.
Wheeler and Dannell Ellerbe, the Dolphins' other big linebacker pickup this offseason, were excellent during Tuesday's padded practice, disrupting the passing game with pressure and coverage.
"That's something I like to do," Ellerbe said. "You've got to understand the cadence. Just know how their scheme and block protection is. You just have to go out there and do it, time it up.
"I feel like the sky's the limit."
It sure looked that way Tuesday, when the Dolphins' front seven got the better of the Dolphins' offensive line.