7. Jalin Marshall, WR/KR
- AGE: 20, 5’11”, 205 lbs.
- 2015 NCAA: 12 G, 36 REC, 477 YDS, 5 TD, 2 CAR, 30 YDS, 0 TD
When speaking of true wild cards, the name of Jalin Marshall creeps to the forefront.
Marshall, the undrafted rookie free agent out of Ohio State, is truly a jack of all trades. Switching from quarterback to running back for the Buckeyes, Marshall’s route-running ability could be the worst on the squad.
The beauty is this: Chan Gailey loves these versatile players. Just look at what he did with Quincy Enunwa a season ago.
Running a less than overwhelming 4.60 40-yard dash as the NFL Combine, Marshall is more of a slippery runner than a speed burner. He’s a guy who relies on his vision and agility. He’s the perfect candidate to return kicks for the Jets.
Basically playing the position of wide receiver with a running back’s mind, Marshall is a guy who’ll be used in certain situations in 2016 – should he make the squad.