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Marlon Favorite

Height: 6-1 | Weight: 317 | College: LSU
 
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Overview

While he never quite lived up to his high school All-American billing in Baton Rouge, NFL teams are still interested in Favorite's active play and run-stuffing ability inside.

He made 28 tackles in his junior and senior seasons as part of a rotation of talented interior linemen, but only managed nine tackles for loss and four sacks in his career as a part-time starter for the Tigers.

One of the more popular Tigers, NFL teams will appreciate his positive outlook and locker room leadership in addition to his motor and other physical talents.

Analysis

Positives: Active, stout defender with long arms. Uses that length to secure tackles on the line. Chases down the line and hustles downfield after plays. His low center of gravity helps him to get under his man's pads and maintain the line of scrimmage against double teams. Has the strength and hand play to shed blocks and tackle the ballcarrier. Effective spin move when coming after the quarterback. Keeps his eyes in the backfield during the pass rush; will fight until the ball is away. Shows quick, violent hand play at times.

Negatives: Shorter than scouts prefer at defensive tackle. Big in the middle but has only adequate girth. Plays the three-technique for LSU but will be better covering the A-gaps in the NFL. Lacks straight-line speed to catch ballcarriers from behind. Most of his plays behind the line will be due to hustle and good coverage instead of a great initial burst off the snap. Must be more consistent using his hands to defeat cut blocks, although he generally recovers well. Stamina is an issue, as he was part of a constant rotation at LSU.

2006 Season

Saw action in each of the Tigers' 13 games, earning four starts … Was credited with 18 tackles, including four for losses, a pair of sacks and a quarterback hurry … Had a career night against Tulane, recording five tackles, including 1.5 for loss, and a sack, all of which marked career highs … Had four tackles in the Tigers' overtime victory over Ole Miss … Against Alabama, was credited with three tackles, including one for a loss, and a sack.

2005 Season

Played in three games in a backup role on the defensive line in 2005 … Played in wins over Vanderbilt, North Texas and Miami … Had 2 tackles against the Commodores … Did not record any statistics against North Texas or Miami.

2004 Season

Redshirted for the Tigers as a true freshman in 2004.

High School

First-team All- American by USA Today and ranked as the nation's No. 1 defensive tackle prospect by ESPN.com … Member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen and the New Orleans Times-Picayune's Top 20 Blue-Chip list … First-team 5A all-state in 2003 … Totaled more than 100 solo tackles and 100 assisted tackles throughout his career … Earned first-team all-state honors as a senior with 115 tackles, 9 sacks and 17 hurries … Also an all-district and all-metro selection in 2003 … Dazzled scouts at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl … Led the Buccaneers to a 10-1 record and playoff berth in 2003 … Made 105 tackles, including 35 tackles for loss and 20 sacks in 2002 … Coached by Hank Tierney.

Personal

Full name is Marlon Dominique Favorite … Born on June 22, 1986, in Gretna … Parents are Melkile and Mary Favorite … Has one brother, Melkile, Jr. … Majoring in general studies.

 
 
Latest News

02/06/2009 - PRO POTENTIAL: DT Marlon Favorite, 6-1 and 295, is a second-day draft candidate after starting seven games during the regular season in the rotation in the defensive front.

 

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