NFL analyst: Former Buckeye Jalin Marshall made mistake entering draft

Speaking during his annual NFL Scouting Combine conference call this afternoon, analyst Mike Mayock said he thinks Middletown native Jalin Marshall made a mistake by declaring for the draft after his junior season at Ohio State.

“I have in my notes that I’m stunned that that kid came out,” Mayock said. “With Michael Thomas and Braxton Miller gone, he had the chance to be the No. 1 wide receiver next year for the Ohio State Buckeyes, with all that attention on him and the chance to have a great season and enchance his draft status.”

The 5-foot-11, 205-pound Marshall caught 36 passes for 477 yards and five touchdowns as a junior at OSU.

“I don’t know anything about the kid personally, whether it’s a family situation — I don’t know any of that stuff,” Mayock said. “I’m just saying from a football situation, I think he made a mistake.”

Marshall will have a chance to change some minds this week at the Combine, where he will be one of 14 Ohio State players participating.

The on-field workouts for the wide receivers will take place Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium.