Jamal Marcus – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Jamal Marcus

OLB

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
OLB Akron 34 SR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'1 240 4.64 6'1* 240*

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.76* 33.5* 10'4* 17* 7.26* 4.36*

Overview:

Marcus had a good career between Ohio State, and Akron, in which he had 71 tackles, 18.0 for loss, and 8.0 sacks. He has good edge rush height, he has good speed, is very experienced, a good pass rusher, and gets good pressure on the quarterback. He also gets through the offensive line with ease, he does a good job of getting round the tackle in pursuit of the quarterback, he is a hard hitter, a tough nosed player, and a defensive play maker. On the other hand, he is too small to play defensive end in the NFL, so he is likely a 3-4 outside linebacker, he did not have a ton of sacks, mainly due to being a part time, and special teamer at Ohio State before shining at Akron, and he has issues with bigger offensive lineman due him being too light. With that said, I see Marcus being a day 3 pick, somewhere in the later rounds.

Strengths:

A good tackler

Has good edge rush height
Very experienced

Has good speed

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

Gets good pressure on the QB

A good pass rusher

Gets through the offensive line with ease

Tough nosed player

A defensive play maker

A hard hitter

Does a good job of getting around the tackle in pursuit of the QB

Did a great job of getting the backs and QBs down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Weaknesses:

Too small to play DE so he is likely a 3-4 OLB

Did not have a ton of sacks

Has issues with bigger offensive lineman at the line of scrimmage due being too light

Career Stats:

Games Played: 44

Tackles: 71

Tackles For Loss: 18.0

Sacks: 8.0

Pass Breakups: 1