Six NFL Draft Prospects to Watch in the East-West Shrine Game

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UCLA Bruins defensive end Cassius Marsh (99) and Oregon State Beavers offensive tackle Michael Philipp (77) battle during the Rose Bowl. Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports photograph

Cassius Marsh

School: UCLA

Position: Defensive End

HT: 6’4” WT: 268

WEST All-Star

There’s something to like about Marsh when you watch him play. When he’s on his game, he’s a pretty dynamic pass rusher. He plays with a high motor and can be relentless getting after the quarterback. He recorded 13 sacks in the past two seasons.

Marsh is a versatile athlete that played well at end in UCLA’s 3-4 defense, but he also has the explosiveness to be a good edge rusher as a 3-4 outside linebacker.

According to NFL Draft Scout’s Dane Brugler the biggest drawback with Marsh is a lack of consistency and some concerns about his ability to move well in space if he transitions to a 3-4 linebacker.

Marsh is entertaining to watch. He makes plays all over the field. The East-West Shrine Game will be his opportunity to really showcase his talents and prove he can either play with his hand on the ground or upright as a rush backer.

Look for Marsh to lay rest any doubts about his game this weekend with a strong performance. He could be a great find for a team looking to strengthen their front seven in the mid-to-late rounds.