Marshaun Coprich Can Carry The Load

Marshun Coprich plans on being one of the latest FCS players to thrive in the NFL. Coprich certainly has the skills necessary to consistently make plays at the next level and with draft day on the horizon, he’s been working hard to improve upon his craft. Coprich is a stickler for detail; his ability to study film and break down defensive alignments, is what has enabled him to make so many explosive plays at Illinois State. Coprich is a student of the game, and his football intelligence will certainly serve him well in the NFL.

At 5-foot-9, 207 pounds, Coprich is more than capable of being an every down running back in the NFL. He runs tough between the tackles and is well adept at setting up his blocks. He’s also very instinctive and is able to find daylight more often than not. Coprich is looking to expand his game as he is a natural hands catcher of the football but he he wasn’t asked to catch the football out of the backfield much at Illinois State. Coprich hopes to get an opportunity to showcase his ability to run routes not just out of the backfield, but on the flanks as well.

Coprich has the tools to etch out a successful career in the NFL; he only needs a team that believes that his film is not a figment of their imagination ¬†— he can cary the load.

Coprich took the time to speak with me about how he initially began playing football,  skills needed to play the running back position and strengths of his game in the interview below.


Brandon Howard joined the Sports Talk Florida team to cover the Miami Dolphins in April 2017 and will work diligently to provide daily Dolphins content and give accurate analysis of the roster, coaching and front office. Last season, Howard was the curator of content for Miami Dolphins Wire/ USA Today while aggregating high school sports results in Broward and Palm Beach counties for the Sun Sentinel. Prior to moving to South Florida Howard developed NFL content for Pro Player Insiders while covering the Cleveland Browns from 2014-2015. Howard, a Columbus, Ohio native graduated from West Virginia in 2004 in Athletic Coaching and Education. He also was a scholarship track and field athlete and walk-on football player. Howard was the 2003 Big East Long and IC4A long jump Champion and was a provisional national qualifier in the event. He also maintained his status as a member of the Athletic Director Academic Honor Roll during his time as a Mountaineer.