AUBURN, Ala. — No team in the NFL draft was willing to spend a pick on Nick Marshall, as Auburn's starting quarterback the past two seasons makes the move to defensive back. But soon after the draft concluded Saturday, Marshall quickly agreed to terms with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent.
Marshall got familiar with Jacksonville's coaching staff during the Senior Bowl, as the Jaguars served as the coaches for the South team. That also marked the week Marshall began his transition to the secondary.
In his two-year career with the Tigers, Marshall threw for 4,508 yards and 34 touchdowns. He also ran for 1,866 yards and 23 scores. In his first season as a starter, he led Auburn to an SEC title and an appearance in the BCS championship game.
While he never played defensive back with the Tigers, he does have experience in the secondary during his college career. In his only season at Georgia in 2011, Marshall took part in 13 games as a backup cornerback and collected five tackles.
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He'll be joined in Jacksonville by one of his Auburn teammates, as running back Corey Grant also signed with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent.