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2015 NFL DRAFT

Marcus Sales, WR

School: Syracuse  |  Conference: BIGE
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 191 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
61575-
Latest News
03/16/2013 - 2013 Syracuse Pro Day: Representatives from 28 NFL teams gathered at Syracuse's pro day on March 7, where nine players participated in a workout that was held indoors on FieldTurf. Marcus Sales, WR (6-0 1/4, 191) - Sales was not invited to the combine. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.60 and 4.56 seconds. He had a 4.31-second short shuttle time and a 6.96-second three-cone drill. Sales had a 30 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-7 broad jump. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

03/08/2013 - 2013 Syracuse Pro Day: Wide receiver Marcus Sales said he ran about a 4.5 40-yard dash. He spent much of the offseason speed training in Florida, where he will return in mid-April for the lead up to the draft. "Everybody probably expected me around 4.8, so that's a big thing," said Sales, who might sneak in as a late-round draft pick. "It took a little burn off my chest." - Nate Mink, Syracuse.com

12/29/2012 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: WR Marcus Sales has eight touchdown catches, tying for the sixth-most in Syracuse history. His 63 catches are the third-most in school history, though they are just the second-best on the team this season thanks to Alec Lemon's monster year. - The Sports Xchange

10/05/2012 - SCOUTING THE OFFENSE: The Syracuse offense was clicking on all cylinders prior to the disappointing effort against Minnesota, and it's facing a Panthers team that was banged up heading into the bye week. One thing that the Orange will have to work on is getting the ball in the end zone in the first half. The offense tends to do very well until it gets near the red zone, but it hasn't translated drives into touchdowns often enough. - The Sports Xchange

09/21/2012 - 2012 FRED BILETNIKOFF AWARD WATCH LIST ADDITION: Marcus Sales - Syracuse University...After four straight games with at least 100 receiving yards, senior wide receiver Marcus Sales has earned his way on to the 2012 Biletnikoff Award Watch List. Sales joins fellow Syracuse wide receiver Alec Lemon on the watch list. Not only did Sales record his fourth straight game with at least 100 yards receiving against Stony Brook, he extended his streak to four consecutive games with a touchdown. Sales leads the Orange receiving corps so far this season with 25 catches for 350 yards and four touchdowns. Sales' 350 season receiving yards ranks fourth nationally, while his 116.7 receiving yards per game and 8.3 receptions per game leads the BIG EAST. His 12 career touchdown receptions tie him with Mike Siano for eighth on SU's all-time list. Sales did not play in any games in 2011 but in 2010, he caught 26 passes for 414 yards and four touchdowns, including five receptions for 172 yards and three touchdowns in SU's New Era Pinstripe Bowl victory against Kansas State. - Syracuse football

09/20/2012 - Three games into his final college season, Syracuse wideout Marcus Sales is on a roll that no other receiver in America can match. He has four straight 100-yard games for the Orange -- over a span of more than 20 months. Sales leads the Orange with 25 catches and four touchdowns after being suspended for all of 2011. His last four games? Five catches for 172 yards and three touchdowns in a Pinstripe Bowl win over Kansas State; 12 catches for 129 yards and one score in a season-opening loss to Northwestern; eight catches for 104 yards and two TDs in a loss to then-No. 2 Southern California; and five receptions for 117 yards and one touchdown in Saturday's win over Stony Brook. - AP Sports

09/07/2012 - SCOUTING THE OFFENSE: The Syracuse offense last week was almost unrecognizable compared to what Doug Marrone has used in the past. The aggressive, air-based attack overwhelmed Northwestern, but it will face a difficult challenge doing the same to a faster, more athletic USC squad. PLAYERS TO WATCH: WR Marcus Sales lost no time making his presence felt after sitting out the 2011 season because of a suspension. He caught 12 passes for 129 yards and a touchdown against Northwestern, a performance that surely caught the attention of the USC coaching staff. - The Sports Xchange

09/07/2012 - LOOKING GOOD: Despite the loss, Syracuse fans who have criticized Doug Marrone for having a conservative offense have to be happy with the numbers from this week. Ryan Nassib threw on 65 of the team's 95 plays, and the Orange flummoxed the Wildcats with its no-huddle offense. It's a great sign for offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, far from the most beloved staff member on campus entering this season. WR Marcus Sales made his presence felt in his first game following a season-long suspension. He caught 11 passes, a career-high, and finished with 117 receiving yards and a touchdown. - The Sports Xchange

07/02/2012 - Top-five Syracuse prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 4. WR Marcus Sales (6-0, 185)...After missing all of 2011 due to a year-long suspension, Sales was recently reinstated to the Syracuse program and has the skill-level to lead the team in receiving as a senior. He was arrested in July 2011 and hit with multiple drug charges, earning immediate suspension from the school. However the charges were dropped in October and Sales was allowed to enroll at school and rejoin the team this spring. A hometown kid from Syracuse, New York, he received dozens of FBS-level scholarship offers out of high school, choosing the Orange over Louisville, Pittsburgh and Miami (FL). After serving as a true freshman back-up in 2008, Sales became a starter in 2009 and recorded a career-best 28 catches for 324 yards and three touchdowns. He finished second on the team in receiving as a junior in 2010 with 414 yards on 26 grabs and 4 scores, averaging just under 16 yards per catch. He missed all of last season because of his suspension due to his drug arrest, which served as a redshirt year. Sales has good speed for the position with the balance and concentration to reel-in tough receptions while still making an impact after the catch. He has a lean frame and needs to improve his overall consistency, but the raw skills are evident. Sales is playing catch-up because of his time away from the game, but Syracuse lost four of their top five receivers from a year ago and he will be given every opportunity to excel with a senior quarterback and offensive-minded head coach. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

05/22/2012 - During Syracuse's five game losing streak, one thing was painfully obvious on offense-the Orange missed having a deep threat. With no one to stretch the field, SU's offense became anemic, averaging just 16.2 points during its slide. That figures to change this year with the return of wide receiver Marcus Sales. Sales showed he still has the ability to be SU's primary deep threat in the Orange's spring game, where he caught a pair of deep balls for 68 yards, including a nifty over-the-shoulder grab for a 38 yard gain. The last time Sales was on a football field, he had five catches for 174 yards and three touchdowns in the 2010 Pinstripe Bowl. "He's had to do a lot of work," wide receivers coach Rob Moore said. "When he got here he wasn't in football shape. It took him a couple of weeks to get his timing back and all of those things you lose when you haven't played the game in a while." Sales was suspended all of last season following a drug-related arrest in July. The charges were dropped in October, clearing the way for Sales to return for his senior season. The key for Sales now is to rekindle the chemistry he had with quarterback Ryan Nassib. "The biggest thing was getting our chemistry back and getting the timing back down with our routes," Sales said. "Me coming back from being off a year, just getting back in shape, getting back to the speed of the game was the thing I wanted to focus on." - Wesley Cheng, SU Juice Online

04/23/2012 - When the annual spring scrimmage was in the books for the Syracuse Orange, coach Doug Marrone seemed more relaxed than he's been in a long while. That five-game losing streak to end last season seemed a distant memory. "We made some plays," Marrone said, hopeful the usual modest crowd of 3,716 fans liked what they saw on Saturday in the Carrier Dome. "When I look at spring football, I look at it as a body of work. When you look at the 13 days (of practice) we had before we split up the teams, it's been outstanding. People are getting better. A lot of the younger players made an outstanding push. That's exciting. Hopefully, we'll be accelerating that process." Led by junior tackle Jay Bromley, the defense did the scoring in a 9-0 game won by Team Anselmo over Team Moore. Bromley sacked quarterback Charley Loeb for a safety and forced a fumble that Brandon Sharpe returned 17 yards for a touchdown. Assistants John Anselmo and Rob Moore were the coaches, with Marrone helping call the shots for Moore. "It was a good overall effort by the offense and defense," Bromley said. "We tried to play the best we could. We had a lot going for us." After posting an impressive 8-5 record in Marrone's second year that ended in a two-point win over Kansas State in the 2010 Pinstripe Bowl, the Orange seemed poised last season to build on that success. They stood at 5-2 after a stunning 49-23 upset of No. 11 West Virginia in late October, then crashed over the final five games. Returning to the postseason on a regular basis is paramount going forward, and wideout Marcus Sales and freshman quarterback Ashton Broyld figure to be counted on a lot next season. - AP Sports

 
Latest News
03/16/2013 - 2013 Syracuse Pro Day: Representatives from 28 NFL teams gathered at Syracuse's pro day on March 7, where nine players participated in a workout that was held indoors on FieldTurf. Marcus Sales, WR (6-0 1/4, 191) - Sales was not invited to the combine. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.60 and 4.56 seconds. He had a 4.31-second short shuttle time and a 6.96-second three-cone drill. Sales had a 30 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-7 broad jump. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

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