2015 NFL Mock Draft: KC Chiefs Focused On Offense

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Round 5, Pick 36

Nick Marshall made his name as the starting quarterback for Auburn in 2014, but has decided to make the switch back to his natural position of cornerback.

Marshall started his college career at Georgia as a cornerback in 2011, but was released after he was caught stealing from a teammate. He then joined Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kansas, and played quarterback for them.

Marshall is a great athlete, but his skills as a cornerback are still very raw. He would make his biggest impact on special teams right away, but has the potential to develop into a solid corner. At 6’1″ tall he has the size to match up with most wide receivers in the NFL, and he is surprisingly quick for his size rarely getting burned deep.

The KC Chiefs currently have three players listed at cornerback on their roster. Sean Smith is without a doubt the starting cornerback for the Chiefs, but the opposite spot opposite of his is up for grabs. Marcus Cooper and Phillip Gaines are the other two players listed as cornerback, but neither of them made a definite claim at the second spot last season. Gaines is the front runner though as Cooper spent time as a healthy scratch on game day.

Marshall will have an opportunity to come in and push those guys, and could potentially develop into a good enough player to be trusted with a starting job.

Marshall is listed as the 27th best cornerback, and 215th best overall prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft according to CBS Sports. I reached for Marshall a bit, but the potential is there and I think he could be utilized in multiple places which makes him valuable.

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