Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 7-round mock draft with three days to go

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Round 7, Pick 215: Iman Marshall, CB, Southern California

With their seventh and final pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Buccaneers take Southern California cornerback Iman Marshall with the 215th overall pick in the draft. With the new coaching staff putting their trust and reputation into Vernon Hargreaves and Carlton Davis as their starting corners, it would make sense to wait on another cornerback in the draft.

Marshall was a four year starter for the Trojans, but his production seemed to decrease every year he was at USC. He finished with six career picks, but none over the last two years of his career; Marshall did, however, average nine pass knock downs per year, a number which stayed consistent throughout his career.

Measuring in at 6’0 and 207 pounds, Marshall ran an average 4.53 second a 40 yard dash, a time that will neither harm nor help his draft stock, while putting up 16 reps on the bench press at the combine. At his pro day, Marshall posted a poor vertical jump at just 32.5 inches and an average broad jump at 10 feet.

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The PAC-12 product is nothing more than a late round flyer as his production and athleticism do not add up. The Buccaneers take that flyer on Marshall here in the seventh round and hope to develop him into a potential contributor on the field.