My story today outlines the scenario the Seahawks are currently mulling over with Marhsall’s visit now over. Do they want to give up the No. 6 overall pick in this year’s draft and spend in the neighborhood of $30 million to $40 million for one of the league’s most talented receivers who comes with a lot of baggage?
Marshall was suspended by both the Broncos and the league during his four-year tenure in Denver; he has an alleged history of domestic violence; and he recently testified in the murder trial of former Broncos teammate Darrent Williams that he likely escalated the situation that eventually led to his friend’s death.
Greg Johns of the Seattlepi.com details the transgressions of Marshall, including a link to an ESPN Outside the Lines report on Marshall’s alleged domestic issues.
Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that Marshall has made it known that he wants to be among the top paid receivers in the league, which would require the Seahawks signing a deal paying him up to $10 million per year. You have to register to get access to this article, but the registration is free.
Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Inquirer writes the odds are long that the Bengals will be in the running for Marshall.
This link is pretty useful. Scout.com analyses the top mock drafts and sorts them for Trends. Jimmy Clausen is the most popular selection for Seattle at No. 6, coming up nine times, while C.J. Spiller comes up 13 times at No. 14.