Eagles Select CB Curtis Marsh

Posted: April 29th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 12 Comments »

Good player, good value.

Curtis Marsh – CB – Utah State – 6’1, 197

Former RB.  Moved to CB in 2009 and then became full time starter this year.  Looks natural at CB.  Good size/speed combo.  Can play in the slot or out wide. Talented cover guy, but still sorta raw.  Has good feet. Can really jam receivers and use his size.  Good hitter, tackler. Picked off 2 passes in 2010 and broke up 13 more.

40 – 4.46

VJ – 37.6

3-cone – 6.87

SS – 4.07

This kid is a natural athlete.  Good size, good speed.  Spent first 2 years at RB so he’s still learning to play CB.  Invited to the Senior Bowl, but got hurt on first day so we didn’t get to see him vs elite competition.  I’ve watched a couple of game tapes.  Like him as a mid-round prospect.  This is someone who has the physical ability to be a starting CB in the NFL.  He simply needs to learn more of the technical side of the position.

Eagles will still go get a veteran CB to handle the RCB spot immediately.  Marsh is a guy to work with for the future.  Better player, better upside than Trevard Lindley.

12 Comments on “Eagles Select CB Curtis Marsh”

  1. 1 D3Keith said at 10:13 PM on April 29th, 2011:

    Sounds about right.

    You can never have too many young corners on your roster, but we should still be in the market for a vet.

    Can’t argue with this.

  2. 2 Frank said at 10:40 PM on April 29th, 2011:

    “Marsh takes off Lindley’s Romeo’s on depth chart”
    sorry, couldn’t help myself.

  3. 3 SKOHR said at 11:18 PM on April 29th, 2011:

    You know I liked this guy. Really excited to see him develop with the Eagles.

  4. 4 arby said at 11:19 PM on April 29th, 2011:

    This is one weird draft. I defended the Watkins pick even though it was a tad early. But these last 2 picks are terrible value. I’m really disappointed. I didn’t get a chance to follow tonight but I assume there was a run on safeties and cb’s??

  5. 5 Sam said at 11:47 PM on April 29th, 2011:

    Marsh makes me feel old. I remember his dad as a WR prospect out of Utah in 1995. Went in the 7th to Jax.

  6. 6 Morton said at 1:27 AM on April 30th, 2011:

    They could have had Brandon Burton instead at this spot…

  7. 7 JasonE said at 1:39 AM on April 30th, 2011:


    Thanks. Now I feel old.

  8. 8 Eric said at 10:15 AM on April 30th, 2011:


    I’m looking back at my board this morning and realizing how many quality players are still there that’d I’d like to see the Eagles target.

    What do you think?

    Derrick Locke
    Clint Boling
    Charlie Gantt
    Brandon Fusco
    Kristofer O’Dowd
    Brandon Burton
    Jalil Brown
    James Brewer
    Davon House

  9. 9 Eric said at 10:21 AM on April 30th, 2011:

    What I really hate is when I see the media immediately write columns about how 3rd rounders are not starters. I understand Marsh probably will not because he’s still raw, but they act like there’s a 100% chance he will not be a starter in the NFL.

    Do these people realize Asante was a 4th round pick?

  10. 10 Matt said at 11:04 AM on April 30th, 2011:

    I like the idea of Boling, but don’t know if thats too much O’line too early. Tommy had us going after him in the second, so it would be hard for people to complain about (at least about value, which seems to be the chief issue this year) if we get him here.

  11. 11 Chris said at 11:10 AM on April 30th, 2011:


    How’s your top 100 doing this year? I know the past 2 or 3 years you did pretty well with it.

  12. 12 arby said at 11:24 AM on April 30th, 2011:

    I feel better about Marsh after reading more about him. The Eagles like to take projects in the 3rd round for some reason. But I was hoping for a guy who could start from Day 1.