RSP Film Room No.86: RB Keith Marshall

Keith Marshall SC Cassie and Rushing Perspective Analyst Joe Holka joins the program for a look at Keith Marshall’s senior tape and pre-injury highlights. 

Keith Marshall is generating positive buzz for his speed, strength, and maturity in training camp. He’s clearly the No.3 on Washington’s depth chart but a strong preseason could earn Marshall playing time.

Joe Holka studies running backs for a project called Rushing Expectation. Holka adopted some of Matt Harmon’s Reception Perception methods and applied them to running back play.

This film room episode features Marshall against Kentucky and pre-injury highlights as a freshman.

Session notes:

  • Marshall has underrated agility for a one-cut runner thanks to footwork and flexible hips.
  • The Kentucky tape reveals a back who has lost little, if any, speed or burst since his ACL tear as a sophomore.
  • Marshall understands press-and-cut concepts as a zone runner and gets 1-2 yards from the line of scrimmage before making the cutback–a good sign for a college player.
  • The UGA runner faced a lot of 8-man fronts and still found cutback lanes and positive yards.
  • Marshall has good power that will translate to the next level.

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