With the 187th selecting in the 2015 NFL Draft which was acquired from the Minnesota Vikings the Buffalo Bills select Cornerback Nick Marshall Auburn University.
Jan 24, 2015; Mobile, AL, USA; North squad fullback Tyler Varga of Yale (30) carries up the field against South squad defensive corner Nick Marshall of Auburn (14) during the third quarter of the Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The North squad defeated the South squad 34-13. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
Nick Marshall is the type of lump of clay prospect that great coaches like Rex Ryan leap out of their seats to get. Marshall was an outstanding athlete at Auburn where he had some very successful seasons at Quarterback. Once the season had ended Marshall announced that he would instead be playing Corner back on Sunday’s. Marshall showed seemingly decent skills in coverage versus bigger, stronger receivers at the combine for someone who had not played the position in many years. However there are some questions on how much help he can be in run support. This question is not one that vexes those in the Buffalo Bills front office as Marshall would be able eased into the position and only used in passing situations against some of the opposing teams freakishly good athletes. Marshall is the type of prospect who can pay off in several year down the road under the tutelage of Defensive Backs Whisper Donnie Henderson. Nick Marshall is also someone who can play both sides of the ball as a gimmick piece in Greg Romans new look offense.