Jonathan Marshall
Getty Images

New York Jets DT Jonathan Marshall boasts a historically great athletic profile to go along with excellent production, but his late breakout is a concern.

Athletic profile

Jonathan Marshall is a world-class athlete for a defensive tackle. He carries a slightly larger than average frame for the position (6-foot-3 and 310 pounds) and posted elite marks in every drill he participated in at his pro day.

Here are Marshall’s pro day measurements and how they stack up against all defensive tackles who have data on record since 2000:

  • Height: 6′ 3⅛” (62nd percentile)
  • Weight: 310 pounds (65th)
  • Wingspan: 76¾” (17th)
  • Arm length: 32¼” (20th)
  • Hand size: 9½” (23rd)
  • 10-yard split: 1.67 seconds (89th)
  • 20-yard split: 2.70 seconds (91st)
  • 40-yard dash: 4.88 seconds (92nd)
  • Vertical jump: 32″ (80th)
  • Broad jump: 114″ (93rd)
  • Bench press: 36 reps (93rd)

Marshall earned a Relative Athletic Score (RAS) of 9.99 out of 10, the second-best score ever recorded by a defensive tackle out of 1,309 qualifiers since 1987.


Marshall handled a heavy workload in the Arkansas defense. He ranked third in the country among interior defensive linemen with 633 total defensive snaps and fourth with 63.3 defensive snaps per game, taking the field for 79.2% of Arkansas’ defensive snaps on the season. For comparison’s sake, Washington’s Daron Payne led NFL interior defensive linemen with 55.1 snaps per game in 2020.

The nose tackle position was Marshall’s primary home. He lined up over the center on 54.2% of his snaps in 2020. He played 1-technique (over the center’s shoulder) on 10.9% of his plays and either the 3 or 4i-technique (guard’s outside shoulder or tackle’s inside shoulder) on 34.8% of his plays.

On the 290 snaps in which he did not play nose tackle, Marshall lined up on the left side of the defensive line more frequently than the right, posting a 66%/34% left-right split on his non-nose tackle snaps.


Underrated pass rushing ability

The “1.0” listed under “Sacks” on Marshall’s stats page is an eyesore, but it’s completely misleading. Despite managing to collect only one sack in 2020, he was actually an impressive pass rusher.

Sorry, the content stops here if you’re not a Jet X Subscriber. Click the SUBSCRIBE button below to read the rest of this article and for more information on the best damn New York Jets content in the world:

***LIMITED TIME: Subscribe today and get the first month free (cancel anytime) with no annoying ads dragging down your web experience. Remember, nothing in this world is free, even content. The free-content model demands your time, data and sanity in having to deal with clickbait headlines from publishers chasing clicks, because on-page advertising must be chased in that world.

***This page will remain open in one of your browser’s tabs. Come back and refresh the page after clicking the SUBSCRIBE or LOGIN button (if not automatically redirected).
Jet X Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Click the LOGIN button:
Jet X Membership Login
Want to create an account or connect via social media before subscribing? Click the CONNECT button:
Jet X Connect

Add Jets X-Factor to your GOOGLE NEWS feed to stay up to date with the New York Jets. You can also download the free MOBILE APP to get customizable notifications directly to your device:

App Store, Play Store

Or, join the only official Jets Discord in order to join a community of like-minded fans.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of

Maybe we’ve found our goal-line H-back?