Michigan State - Spartans
Keshawn Martin - #82 - WR-RS
|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|
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.
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