Nico Marley doesn’t have to worry about a thing … or, at the very least, he no longer has to worry about finding an NFL team.
Marley, an undrafted free agent out of Tulane who also is the grandson of legendary reggae singer Bob Marley, signed a contract with the Washington Redskins on Tuesday.
If Marley’s going to blaze a path to the NFL, he’ll have his work cut out for him. He was an invaluable member of the Green Wave defense as a four-year starter, and he put up some impressive numbers. He registered four seven sacks (including three his senior year) and four interceptions to go along with seven fumble recoveries over his four years at Tulane. He earned first-team all-conference honors in his final two seasons with the Green Wave.
The obvious knock on Marley, however, is his size — or lack thereof. He’s listed at 5-foot-8 (and probably is shorter than that) and just 200 pounds.
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