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Keshawn Martin

Keshawn Martin - #82 - WR-RS

Height: 5-11 1/2
Weight: 188
Speed: 4.43
Arm: 31 1/2
Hand: 9 1/4
Wingspan: 74 1/4
Birthdate: 03/15/1990
Hometown: Inkster, MI
Grade: 5.40

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/14/2012 Michigan State Pro Day 5-11 1/8 194 9 1/4 30 3/4 73 1/4
02/29/2012 Combine 5-11 1/2 188 9 1/4 31 1/2 74 1/4 4.43 13 10'2" 39 1/2 4.14 11.16 6.88
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 5-10 1/2 190 4.45

 

Notes:

Also played quarterback and defensive back in addition to basketball and track as a Michigan prep. Saw action in 10 games as a true freshman in 2008, catching 11 passes for 132 yards (12.0-yard average) and zero touchdowns and rushing nine times for 51 yards (5.7-yard average). Missed the final two regular-season games with a broken clavicle but returned for the Capital One Bowl. Led the Spartans with 1,451 all-purpose yards in ’09 after posting 18-411-5 (22.8) receiving, 18-219-1 (12.2) rushing and returning 21 punts for 156 yards (7.4-yard average) and 23 kickoffs for 665 yards (28.9-yard average) and a 93-yard touchdown in 13 games (two starts at “X” receiver). Played in 11 games with five starts at “Z” receiver in ’10, recording 18-157-0 (8.7) rushing, 32-294-1 (12.3) receiving, 20-355-0 (17.8) on kickoff returns and 16-228-1 (14.2) on punt returns. Missed the Iowa and Minnesota games with an ankle injury. Hauled in 66-777-4 (11.8) and returned punts 25-274-1 (11.0) and kickoffs 2-30-0 (15.0) in 14 games (nine starts at the “Z” receiver) in ’11. Has completed 8-of-9 career passes for 158 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Has seven career fumbles.

Positives:

Athletic, sudden movement skills. Fluid, quick and flexible. Good balance.  Explosive speed — eats up cushion and stretches the field vertically. Sinks his hips and creates separation. Flashes quick hands to extend and snatch. Dangerous with the ball in his hands — agile to cut on a dime or dance out of ankle tackles. Electric short-area burst. Has a 391⁄2-inch vertical leap. Lined up inside and outside. Instinctive punt returner — shows vision, burst and elusiveness. Is tough and will play hurt.

Negatives:

Has a lean build — is a bit leggy and has to get stronger. Needs to become more quarterback friendly. Unsophisticated, undisciplined route runner — does not sell patters, rounds out his breaks and tends to drift. Body catches some throws. Not a go-up-and-get-it guy. Was used extensively on short/lateral throws and screens. Inconsistent fielding punts. Just adequate as a kickoff returner. Could take time acclimating to the big lights and a sophisticated playbook.

Summary:

Raw, physically talented space player with a versatile skill set, including run-after-catch skills, vertical speed and return ability. Is rough around the edges but could be a better pro than college player if he lands under the wing of a patient, nurturing position coach.


Keshawn Martin'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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