Marshall pro day

March 10, 2021

Marshall likely won’t have anyone selected in the early rounds of the 2021 draft, but do have several later round/premium free agent types including a couple of veterans who would have been at the combine were it not cancelled. The pair that would have been in Indianapolis in late February included RB Brenden Knox and OT Josh Ball. Both had solid pro days. Knox, who ran for almost 900 yards and 9 TDs in just 10 games this fall, measured in at 5-11, 215, ran a 4.65 40 and had a 35″ vertical leap. For his part, Ball measured in at 6-7,5 and 308 pounds with 35″ arms; he posted a very respectable (especially for someone that tall) 28 reps in the BP and ran the 40 in around 5.20 seconds with a 1.90 second 10-yard split. Other former Herd players to work out included CUSA Defensive-Player-of-the-Year Tavante Beckett, an undersized (5-11, 220) LB with 4.75 speed, along with athletic DE Darius Hodge, who is a bit of an odd size at just 6-1, 248, but is very athletic; indeed, he posted a 4.67 40 time, along with a 38.5″ vertical and 26 BP reps. One final Marshall player to watch is CB Jaylon McClain-Sapp, who also isn’t all that big (5-10, 183) but ran the 40 in under 4.5 seconds and posted a 41-inch vertical.