Jamal Marcus

From Durham, North Carolina, Marcus was named a SuperPrep All-American, an all-Mid Atlantic Region, and a 1st-team All-State by the Associated Press. A 4-star prospect, Marcus committed to play at the Ohio State University.

As a Buckeye, Marcus looked poised for a breakout after starting in the Orange Bowl against Clemson in place of suspended Noah Spence; however, he was forced to transfer to Akron University for academic reasons.

At Akron, Marcus dominated. A leader of one of the nation’s top ranked defenses in 2015,  Marcus recorded 12.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, and a team-best 10 hurries on a unit that allowed only 92.9 rushing yards per game (3rd best in the nation). He was ranked as the 6th Overall Pass Rusher in College Football and  the #56 Overall NFL Prospect by Pro Football Focus following the 2015 season.

He was also named to the Bronco Nagurski Trophy Watchlist, Preseason 1st-Team All-MAC, and Lombardi Award Watch List in 2016. Unfortunately, injuries to his labrum and humerus derailed his senior season in 2016.

Undrafted in 2017, Marcus (6-2, 250 lb) signed with the Cleveland Browns. In 2018, the 23 year old will join The Spring League to resurrect his once-bright NFL dreams.

You can watch his highlight reel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsuA6qQuxq8&feature=youtu.be

Photo credit: Getty Images North America, Jamie Sabau

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