The Senior Bowl will now have another USC Trojan headlining the game.
USC Trojans’ senior cornerback Iman Marshall was added to the roster for next week’s game in Mobile, Alabama. Marshall will be replacing safety Marvell Tell III, who will miss the Senior Bowl due to an ankle injury he suffered in the Trojans’ loss to UCLA.
NFL-bound CB @iman_marshall8 has been added to the @SeniorBowl!— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) January 18, 2019
Marshall joins his teammates @CamSc35 and @edogawd in the showcase which will air Jan. 26 on @nflnetwork.#FightOn | #USCtotheNFL pic.twitter.com/jPEDWDyHAF
Marshall will join his fellow teammates in linebacker Cameron Smith and offensive tackle Chuma Edoga. Both were invited to the Senior Bowl back in late November with Tell. Marshall originally wasn’t invited, which puzzled some considering the season he had. The former Trojans cornerback will be apart of the North roster, which will be coached by the Oakland Raiders coaching staff.
Marshall was a former five-star recruit out of Long Beach Poly High School. He committed to USC back in 2015 and played in all 15 games during his freshman season. During his senior season Marshall recorded 48 tackles, five tackles for loss, and nine passes defended. Marshall was selected as All Pac-12 second team during the 2018 season. His numbers took a hit this past season due to the limited amount of passes thrown his way.
The Senior Bowl will be played on Saturday, January 26 and will air on the NFL Network. This will be Marshall’s opportunity to help raise his stock in this year’s NFL draft. The last couple of games of 2018 didn’t do Marshall any favors, combined with the season that USC had, which resulted in the team missing out on a bowl game. However many teams will love his size and ability to get physical on the line of scrimmage,