RB Doug Martin Scouting Report

RB Doug Martin-Boise State

Height: 5’9

Weight: 219 lbs.

Grade: 6.7 (Grading Scale)

Projection: Round 3

Strengths:

Bowling ball style runner, who has a thick lower half and allows himself to bounce off of defenders in a pinball manner…he has a surprising burst…shows good acceleration through the hole…plays with a great balance and run through arm tackles…defenders must wrap him up in order to take him to the turf…has good agility that allows him to have suddenness laterally…really drives his legs through contact, routinely falling forward for an extra yard or two…does a good job running behind his pads and will get low heading into contact in an effort to run over the defender…gets skinny through the hole.

Weaknesses:

Questions about his ability to ever take a play the distance will cause him to drop a little…he doesn’t have the open field speed to pull away from defenders…his size also puts severe limitations on his power rushing as well…isn’t the most fluid athletically speaking, seems to struggle when trying to make defenders miss in the open field…loses lots of momentum and wastes motion when trying to make you miss…another back like Polk who does everything well but nothing great…his size and lack of speed will hurt him though.

Notes:

Martin v. UGA

Martin v. Arizona

Tags: 2012 NFL Draft, Big East, Boise State Broncos, Doug Martin, RB, WAC

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