After not hearing his name called in the seven rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft, Ohio State wide receiver Jalin Marshall signed as an undrafted free agent with the New York Jets Saturday. Marshall made the announcement via his Twitter account.
Jet life! #trulyblessed— Jalin Marshall (@JalinMarshall) April 30, 2016
He is slated to join teammate and linebacker Darron Lee with the Jets. New York selected Lee 20th overall Thursday night in Chicago. Former Ohio State wide receiver Devin Smith is also on roster in New York.
Marshall left Ohio State after his redshirt sophomore year. He joins redshirt junior safety Tyvis Powell as the first Buckeye early entrants to go undrafted. The previous 41 players who left school early were drafted.
Marshall finished his sophomore season with 477 receiving yards and five touchdown receptions. He also averaged more than 13 yards per punt return in 2015. The Middletown, Ohio, product served as Ohio State's primary punt returner the majority of the past two seasons after winning the job in 2014.