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2019 Broncos roster review: Safety Trey Marshall

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Showing out on special teams is the path to a roster spot for second-year safety, Trey Marshall.

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After spending last season on the practice squad, former undrafted safety Trey Marshall is looking to stick on the final 53-man roster in his second year. Trey Marshall racked up 135 tackles, one sack and six passes defended at Florida State, but struggled with injuries in his sophomore and senior years.

Trey Marshall Profile

Position: Safety | Height: 6’0” | Weight: 210 lbs

Age: 22 | Experience: 2nd | College: Florida State

Last year, Denver signed Marshall as a UDFA and while he didn’t make the final roster cuts out of camp, they brought him back onto the team’s practice squad. The Broncos must have liked what they saw from him as they wanted to ensure he didn’t slip away.

In December, the Cardinals attempted to sign Marshall off of Denver’s practice squad, so Denver cut Shamarko Thomas from the active roster and promoted Marshall where Marshall contributed 22 special teams snaps in two of the remaining games of the season.

The good

Versatile, hard hitting box safety. Tough and physical player with decent athletic ability. Played both safety, and nickelback/”star” role in college.

The bad

Struggled with injuries in college. Recorded no interceptions in his collegiate career. Struggled in coverage. Looks mostly like a dimebacker/box safety/special teamer at this point.

Quotable

Trey was a guy who would do everything in his power to be successful. Give every ounce of effort and toughness, the things that we tried to embody there in our program....You’ll get a tremendous special teams player, very physical, can tackle, can cover, and is committed to football.
Former Florida State Head Coach, Jimbo Fisher

Trey Marshall’s roster status with the Broncos

The Broncos are actually pretty deep at safety this year as Justin Simmons and Will Parks, while in contract years, are locks for the roster. Depending on where the team slots Kareem Jackson, that likely leaves two, maybe three spots up for grabs between Dymonte Thomas, Su’a Cravens, Jamal Carter, Shamarko Thomas (who was brought back on a futures deal in January), and Trey Marshall.

Marshall isn’t a candidate to see much action as a true safety, given the versatility between free and strong safeties Fangio’s scheme requires, but could potentially stick on the roster as special teams guy.