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Former standout USC Football DB, all-time great Trojans recruit dropped from NFL team

Evan Desai
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Former impressive USC Football Defensive Back and No. 8 recruit in Trojans history, Iman Marshall, has been released from the Baltimore Ravens after a disappointing run in his NFL career so far. Marshall was drafted by the Ravens in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, after picking up 36 PD's with USC in his four-year college career.

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He was a standout player with the Trojans, racking up 218 tackles as a cornerback in four seasons with USC. He had two years where he recorded three interceptions. Marshall was both a Rose Bowl Champion with USC in 2016, and a Pac-12 Champion with USC in 2017.

Where it went wrong was in the NFL, as Marshall has played just three games in his three NFL seasons so far. He only totaled four snaps on defense, and 43 on special teams.

Things haven't gone as well as they were imagined to likely go in the League for Marshall when he was the No. 1 corner recruit in his class coming out of Long Beach Poly (all recruiting ratings and rankings in article are as of 247Sports).

Iman Marshall was a five-star recruit for USC football.

Not only was Iman Marshall a five-star guy for USC football's 2015 recruiting class, but he was also the No. 1 player coming out of Cali that year, and the fourth overall recruit in all of football. It even extended beyond that, though.

Marshall was such a highly-touted recruit that he is currently the 54th-greatest recruit in history according to 247Sports. Playing at a high level in college and playing in the NFL, Marshall still has already had a remarkable run as a football player.

It would be fantastic, however, if he was able to get picked up by another team this offseason so he can fulfill that high ceiling he showed that he has at Poly and at the Coli. Many teams may be willing to add on to their rosters between now and up through the rest of the offseason, so he's got a chance.

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Only one player in the Pac-12 since 2005 has had more Passes Defended than Marshall's 36 that he had at USC. Perhaps someone else who was interested in what he showed coming out of college will have him in mind for this upcoming NFL season. Trojan fans will surely be rooting for Marshall.

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