Patriots, 2nd round. Marshall: Very good height and above-average bulk. Below-average hand size.
Positives: Very good leaping ability. Good acceleration in open field. Good hands. Can high-point ball and consistently make the circus catch. Fair body control and can adjust to passes. Above-average routes and sets up defenders well. Above-average speed. Works hard on special teams and was in on two tackles at Senior Bowl. Adequate upper-body strength.
Negatives: Suspect blocking skills. Dances too much after the catch. Doesn’t get deep separation. Suspect concentration in traffic.
Projection: Has the tools to be the number-one WR on the Patriots, and will be obviously helped by having Tom Brady throw to him and Amendola, Gronkowski, and Hernandez occupying defenses over the middle. But WRs, on the whole, have been mediocre fantasy producers on the Patriots because Tom Brady spreads the ball around so well. Draft as an immediate WR4 with WR2 potential.