Jonathan Marshall, the third of three sixth-round picks and the final choice in the 2021 NFL Draft (No. 207 overall), has been signed by the Jets.
In 10 games for the Razorbacks in 2020, Marshall totaled 35 tackles, 6.5 TFLs, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, and 1 pass defense. He was a one-year starter for the Razorbacks. This past season, he served as team captain as well.
His first three years in Fayetteville, Arkansas, were spent as a reserve D-lineman. On his pro day, Marshall performed well in the tests, clocking a 4.81 in the 40-yard sprint and 36 reps in the bench press.
Sincerely, I feel like my pro day really helped me, stated Marshall. “I feel like everyone believed I was moving more slowly than I was.”
Later, he added: “I think it’s a great deal because I’m going to show up and do all in my power to establish my true self. I’m entering with a lot of momentum.”
A dynamic athlete, Marshall is related to the late DE Cedrick Hardman, a 1970 first-round pick of the 49ers and two-time Pro Bowler. Cedric Reed, his cousin, was a defensive end for Texas and spent two seasons in the NFL (2015-16).
Marshall excelled in basketball and football while attending Shepherd High School in Texas. He also established a shot put school record there (54-0.75).
In the 2016 state championship, he came in sixth. Before switching to Arkansas, he pledged his commitment to Oklahoma State.
The Jets have selected seven players from Arkansas in total; Marshall is the seventh.
How Much Does Jonathan Marshall Make?
On average, Jonathan Marshall makes $912,226 per year. Marshall’s base salary in 2022 will be $825,000, and his cap hit will be $867,227.