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After the 2016 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles drafted Byron Marshall. The Eagles chose the undrafted 5-f00t-9 rookie free agent from Oregon because of his play-making ability. They also chose Marshall because of his versatile playing style.
During the four years Marshall played for Oregon, he alternated between a running back and a wide receiver. His ability to play many positionsis something that the NFL does not see very often. Moreover, he is noted for being an unselfish player. He always puts his team first. That is probably why Marcus Mariota made him his go-to guy.
It was actually a surprise that Marshall went undrafted because he clearly has so much potential. It can even be said that he is one of the highest-grade players in the Oregon roster. Marshall probably stayed undrafted because the other teams do not have a system where a talent like him is utilized. In the past, there were other unique players just like him who had trouble finding their place in the league.
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Despite the apprehensions, Marshall is still a great talent and can become a focal point who could greatly benefit the franchise. He is being signed up as a running back in the Eagles because of his solid screen game and third down runs like draws. Marshall is also very good in returning kickoffs as well as being the lead blocker for the kick returner.
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