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Joe Martinek

Joe Martinek - #38 - FB-RB

Height: 5-11 1/2
Weight: 224
Speed: 4.51
Arm: 29 3/8
Hand: 9 3/4
Wingspan: 71 3/8
Birthdate: 02/09/1989
Hometown: Hopatcong, NJ
Grade: 5.00

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/21/2012 Rutgers Pro Day 5-11 1/2 224 9 1/2 30 3/8 71 1/8 4.50 26 9'8" 4.21 11.39 6.87
01/30/2012 Players Classic 5-11 3/8 221 9 3/4 30 1/8 71 1/4
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 5-11 1/4 211 9 3/4 29 3/8 71 3/8 4.65

 

Notes:

Was the 2006 New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year and finished his prep career with a state-record 7,589 rushing yards and 80 touchdowns. Won the state title in the javelin throw. Redshirted in ’07 while playing running back and safety. Saw mostly special-teams action in 13 games in ‘08, making one start as he rushed 76 times for 404 yards (5.3-yard average) and four touchdowns. Started 10-of-13 games in which he played at running back in ’09 and led the team with 206-967-9 (4.7) rushing. Suffered through an injury-plagued season in ’10, seeing action in 10 games with seven starts. Rushed 85-276-4 (3.2) as he played through an ankle injury. Did not participate in ’11 spring practice after having offseason ankle and shoulder surgery. At fullback in ’11, started 8-of-13 games and ran 24-123-0 (5.1) with 27-262-1 (9.7) receiving. Honored with team’s Loyal Knight Award, recognizing character, dedication and resiliency.

Summary:

Team-first, try-hard, overachieving, converted running back with tweener traits whose best chance to stick will be as a West Coast fullback. Tough, athletic, competitive, but undersized. At his pro day, ran a 4.5 40-time at 224 pounds and his 3-cone time of 6.87 seconds would have ranked among the RB leaders at the NFL Scouting Combine. Unselfish attitude could endear him to coaches, such as his former Rutgers and current Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano, and he could find a role in the league. Ability to improve as a second-level, movement blocker could dictate his longevity.


Joe Martinek's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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