Iman Marshall, USC Trojans (6’0”/205)
Iman Marshall came into the college football world making a huge splash totaling six interceptions in two seasons as a Trojan before cooling off heavily in his final two seasons. Marshall fooled many into believing he was going to be an elite cover corner with excellent balls skills but those talents seemed to have disappear.
While his last two seasons have hurt his stock tremendously, Marshall still shows enough potential to be drafted as a cornerback in the NFL who may have to transition to safety if he cannot improve his game. Marshall is at his best when he plays off the ball and has time to react and get moving to make a play on the ball.
Marshall loves to tackle and get physical at the line of scrimmage in blitz packages and isn’t afraid to get into it with an offensive lineman. Marshall needs to work on his press coverage skills and footwork in order to succeed in the NFL. As of now it is a flip of a coin to see if he gets torched or not leaving a receiver wide open. With not ideal length as a defensive back and his so-so coverage skills he looks like a late round pick, eventually turning into a safety or a striker role in hybrid schemes.