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Central Florida isn't exactly a gold mine for NFL superstars, so perhaps it's no surprise that Brandon Marshall flew under the radar in 2006. But Marshall is now widely considered to be one of the top receivers in the NFL. His rare combination of size, speed and athleticism makes him a nightmare to cover, and near impossible to tackle once he has the ball in his hands. The two-time Pro Bowler totaled 4,019 receiving yards and 25 touchdowns with Denver before the Broncos soured on Marshall's personality and sent him to Miami for a pair of second-round picks.

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