Out of all the invites to the Senior Bowl, one notable missing person was Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall.
In his two year career at Auburn, Marshall completed 320 passes on 532 attempts for a completion percentage of 60%. He threw 34 touchdowns against 13 interceptions. The mobile QB also ran the ball 325 times for 1,866 yards; an average of 5.7 yards per carry. His performance in the 2014 Iron Bowl is the single-greatest passing game by any Auburn quarterback.
Marshall will play on the South team as a quarterback. He is working with people in Florida to prepare for the NFL draft at both quarterback and defensive back.
It's good to see this for him. I know Nick would like a shot at Quarterback, and I'm happy for him that he'll have the opportunity to show his skills at the position, more.
Many people questioned Malzahn continuing to play Marshall when it appeared a more traditional passing quarterback would have helped more, but the reality is that many of Marshall's best passing games were during that late season stretch of losses. To me he goes down as one of the best quarterbacks to wear the orange and blue. We'll always remember him for his amazing performances and for leading the Tigers to the 2013 BCS Championship Game.
Good luck, Nick. Show them what you can do.
Marshall will be joined by Auburn teammates Sammie Coates, Cameron Artis-Payne, Reese Dismukes, and Gabe Wright. For the complete rosters of both teams, go to the official site.