2015 NFL DRAFT

Cassius Marsh, DT

School: UCLA  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Simi Valley, CA
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Player Lowdown

Combine Results
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Workout Results
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Possesses a tall, lean-muscled body type with good arm length...light on his feet with good initial quickness and redirection skills...flexible with natural bend when he chooses to use it...tough at the POA with aggressive, active hands...nose for the ball and works through the echo of the whistle to finish at the ballcarrier...always alert and plays hyper, rarely turning off the switch when he's on the field...confident with a team-first, band-of-brothers type of attitude.

Used in short-yardage and goal line situations at times on offense - two career catches, two career receiving scores...versatile experience, lining up mostly nose-to-nose with the OT in UCLA's three-man front, but has experience moving inside, outside and dropping into space...solid resume (36 career starts) with 24.5 tackles for loss over his career, steadily improving his production each year.

WEAKNESSES: Struggles to consistently disengage blocks with disappointing functional strength and immature hand technique...streaky pad level and doesn't show a natural understanding of leverage...swift swim move, but needs to develop more counter moves to fool blockers and keep them guessing.

Doesn't always have method to his madness and needs to have a plan as a pass rusher...needs to keep his cool and stay under control emotionally on the field...tends to freelance at times and not play assignment sound football...needs to find a comfortable playing weight, fluctuating from 270 to 300 and now down to 250 pounds...lacks a position identity with tweener flashes.

--Dane Brugler

Player Overview

A four-star DT recruit out of high school, Marsh originally committed to LSU as a senior in high school, but switched to UCLA the week before signing day.

He played at 300-pounds as a true freshman and provided quality depth up front before dropping weight and lining up in more of a 5-technique role as an upperclassman. Marsh combined for 109 tackles, 20 tackles for loss and 13.0 sacks over his final two seasons for the Bruins, earning All-Pac 12 Honorable Mention honors.

He is a high intensity competitor with the motor that doesn't quit, but appears to have an identity crisis at times, flashing tweener traits and needs to settle in at one position. Marsh has a cut, muscular frame, but isn't as strong as he looks and needs add power to his quick, active hand use - might have some value on the offensive side of the ball as well in goal-line situations.

He projects as a NFL back-up, best suited as a one-gapping DE in a four-man front who can also move inside on passing downs or stand up and drop into space - mid-to-late round prospect who offers versatile depth.

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Player News
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Seahawks' picks: Round 4/108 -- Cassius Marsh, DL, 6-4, 252, UCLA...Marsh played all over UCLA's defensive line, weighing 300 pounds earlier in his career to play inside before slimming down to play more outside. Seahawks want him in the 270-range to play a variety of roles. - The Sports Xchange
 

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