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Could Curtis Marsh be the 2011 KR?

Over the past few seasons KR has not particularly been a position of strength for the Eagles. In 2007 we had Correll Buckhalter on surgically repaired knees, 2008 & 2009 we had Quentin Demps and last year we had Ellis Hobbs, Jorrick Calvin & Gerard Lawson. With Buckhalter & Demps long gone, Hobbs potentially retired, and Calvin & Lawson likely to lose out in pre-season roster cuts, the Eagles have a need for a KR.

To me Curtis Marsh is possibly the answer. Although he doesn't possess much returning experience from college he has the tools to become a good Kick Returner.

40 Yard Dash: 4.42
Height: 6'1
Weight: 197 lbs

We know he will have the toughness to take big hits being a former running back, and due to this time previous experience should also have good open field vision on returns.

He compares favourably to Joshua Cribbs, the All-Pro Returner for the Cleveland Browns, who like Marsh had very little return experience prior to the NFL. In comparison to the stats above:

40 Yard Dash: 4.45
Height: 6'1
Weight: 215 lbs

As his playing time will be limited by the starting CB slots being occupied by Asante Samuel, and potentially by Nnamdi Asomugha or another FA, there is not reason why Curtis Marsh shouldn't be given the chance to KR in 2011.

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