The New England Patriots drafted two former Bulldogs last year, offensive lineman Logan Mankins in the first round and safety James Sanders in the fourth. The Patriots are in need of speedy cover corners, and guess who is Fresno State's top prospect for the 2006 draft, cornerback Richard Marshall.
Marshall decided to skip his senior and enter the NFL draft, just like Sanders did last year. He may get just as lucky as Sanders and become a member of the elite New England franchise. Marshall is projected by many draft experts to be a late first day pick, meaning he would be drafted in the 3rd round at best. Will the Pat's select the former Bulldog cover man in the NFL draft? Well according to Scout.com's draft coverage, the Pats will have their eye on Marshall at the upcoming NFL Combine in Indianapolis.
The New England Patriots used their initial two selections on players from Fresno State last year. A third, cornerback Richard Marshall, could be next. The team, in need of cover-corners, has spent a lot of time with Marshall lately. The junior expects to run under 4.4-seconds at the combine. -Scout.com