In 2006, the Denver Broncos drafted Brandon Marshall in the 4th round, 119th overall. Marshall had a fantastic senior year for the University of Central Florida, hauling in 74 receptions for 1195 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was overlooked in the draft because he was considered a project, a physical specimen from a lesser conference, who played mostly as a safety his junior year. You heard right. Marshall led the Golden Knights with 51 tackles in 2004. Brandon Marshall is 6’4″, 230, with 4.5 speed.
The University of Miami’s Tommie Streeter is 6’5″, 215, and ran a 4.4 in the NFL Combine. Like Marshall, he is considered a project that will likely be drafted in the fourth round. The Miami Dolphins have the 102nd overall pick in the 4th round. In his junior season, Streeter caught 46 balls for 811 yards and 8 touchdowns.
Streeter is raw, starting only 8 games as a Hurricane, but his size/speed combination is tantalizing.
Wouldn’t it be something if we used the first of the two third round picks acquired in the Brandon Marshall trade, to draft a younger and faster version of Marshall?
Tommy Streeter may be the Dolphins’ guy.