BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter who posted 23 tackles as a senior after 25/7.5/3.5 the previous year when he was an All-Conference selection. Began his college career at BYU in 2000 and will be 26 years old this season.
POSITIVES: Hard-working straight-line defender with marginal upside. Plays smart football, quickly locates the ball, and fights hard to get to the action. Flashes strength in his lower body by getting push up the field, plays with a good degree of quickness, and wraps up when tackling.
NEGATIVES: Gets tall as the play proceeds and easily knocked off balance. Struggles moving laterally and not quick if asked to twist or stunt. Slow shedding blocks and displays minimal moves when trying to disengage from opponents.
ANALYSIS: Marquardt is a high-effort player with a good head for the game, yet he.s a marginal athlete with limited size and potential.