Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Elijah Marks

Wide receiver
School: Northern Arizona | Conference: D-IAA
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11.5 / 185 | 40: 4.39 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.17
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Two-year starter who earned First Team All-Big Sky honors and led Northern Arizona with 71 receptions, 1,170 receiving yards and six touchdowns in 2017. Named Third Team All-Big Sky and caught 43 passes for 770 yards and seven TDs as a junior. Started one game and posted 26 catches for 293 yards and six scores in 2015. Made two starts as a true freshman and caught 10 passes for 127 yards.
Pos: 
Game-changing receiver who plays with a fearless style. Fluid releasing off the line of scrimmage, immediately gets to top speed and displays downfield burst. Terrific vertical receiver who shows the ability to make receptions at full speed and easily makes over-the-shoulder receptions. Competes, high points the ball over opponents and gets up in a crowd and comes down the ball. Nicely tracks the ball, effectively times his receptions and displays soft hands. Displays tremendous quickness and shows the ability to create yardage after the catch. Catches the ball with his hands away from his frame. Has return potential.
Neg: 
Must improve as a blocker, as he does little more than get in the way. Not a big-bodied receiver. Timed poorly (4.55) during pro day.
Analysis: 
Marks displayed himself as a big-play receiver with a nose for the end zone and impacts games as a kick returner. Though unlikely to be drafted because of his poor pro day, he has the receiving and athletic skills to line up as a fifth receiver and return specialist at the next level.