BIO: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors the past two years. Posted 59/13.5/8 as a senior. Totaled career numbers of 80/15/6.5 the previous season.
POSITIVES: Collegiate defensive end who projects to linebacker in the NFL. Plays low with leverage getting underneath opponents, wedges up the field between blockers and also displays speed off the edge. Immediately alters his angle of attack and displays speed in every direction. Works hard to get off blocks and is tenacious in pursuit of the ball handler. Plays with exceptional balance and tough to knock off his feet. Moves around the line, stands up over tackle and shows the ability to play in space on zone blitzes.
NEGATIVES: Undersized and easily handled at the point of attack by blocks. Wears down over the course of a game. Does not display an explosive first step off the snap.
ANALYSIS: Possessing solid size/speed numbers for a weak side linebacker position or possibly even safety, Martin must now get accustomed playing off the line of scrimmage. A solid developmental player who could find a slot on a practice squad next September.