A day-by-day Broncos player breakdown is something we've been doing since our days at BroncoTalk nearly a decade ago. This year the tradition continues as we look at the Denver Broncos roster heading into the 2015 season in our 90-in-90 series.
Name: Curtis Marsh
Height: 6'1" Weight: 197
Age: 27 Experience: 4
College: Utah State
Curtis Marsh was drafted out of Utah State in 2011 in the 3rd round of the NFL draft. If you look at the stat sheet on him, there isn't much there to speak of. He seems like a guy who is good enough to compete, but has yet to get the consistency needed in order to play well on the NFL field.
That being said, if there is anything to get out of Marsh, you can bet your sweet bippy that Wade Phillips will get it out of him. If I were making a narrative of this, I'd say that Marsh is probably facing his last chance to make an NFL team against the stiffest competition at cornerback of any NFL team.
The good: Marsh has the build to play cornerback. He is tall and has long arms. This is the kind of guy that a coach is looking for to play press coverage. He's got some straight away speed to back up his game here as well.
The bad: A problem that is oftentimes a big obstacle to any DB in the NFL is stiff hips. From what I've read about Marsh, that's his catch. It keeps him from playing off-man well. Couple that with some indecisiveness and you have a recipe for disaster.
Status: Marsh's chances for making this team are honestly slim to none. That being said, he has a great coaching staff here that doesn't have as much bias for veterans that some coaches in the NFL seem to carry with them. If he can get his head to read and react quicker, he can improve. If he can improve and gets a little luck his way, he can possibly make the team as our #4 or #5 CB. In reality, I don't see him making the team, though.