Oklahoma State - Cowboys
Markelle Martin - #10 - FS
|Hometown:||Wichita Falls, TX|
|Event||Ht||Wt||Hand||Arm||Wing||Wonderlic||40 yard||BP||BJ||VJ||20s||60s||3 Cn|
|02/29/2012 Combine||6-0 3/4||207||9 1/4||32||75 1/2||19|
|01/23/2012 Senior Bowl||6-0 3/4||203||8 1/2||31 1/8||75 1/8|
|03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day||6-0 3/4||202||4.45|
Has a son. Also participated in basketball and track as a Texas prep in addition to playing receiver. Saw action in 11 games in 2008, mostly on special teams, and recorded four tackles, four pass breakups and zero interceptions with a blocked kick (punt against Missouri State). Was academically ineligible for the Holiday Bowl. Battled a hip injury to start the ’09 season, missing the first two games, but returned to start the final 11 contests at strong safety and posted 46-11-0 with one tackle for loss. Made all 13 starts at strong safety in ’10, recording 55-10-3 with two tackles for loss while leading the team in pass breakups. Had a 62-yard interception return for a touchdown against Arizona in the Alamo Bowl. Missed ’11 spring practice after having surgery on his left shoulder (subacromial decompression) in March. In the fall, he started all 13 games at strong safety and totaled 74-11-0 with five tackles for loss and two forced fumbles. Did not participate in Combine drills as he nursed a right knee injury.Positives:
Looks the part with good size, length and muscle definition. Fluid straight-line movement. Can function in short zones. Accelerates and shows burst to close. Good ball production. Flashes striking ability when he has a clean shot. Outstanding personal and football character — confident, competitive, vocal leader.Negatives:
Average eyes, instincts and anticipation — doesn’t trigger quickly to drop downhill and is late arriving in the alley. Shows stiffness through his hips and shoulders. Shoddy open-field tackler — rigid breaking down and coming to balance, goes low and misses too many. Can be overaggressive in pursuit and take some questionable angles. Has man-coverage limitations — loses ground in transition and cannot match up with receivers.Summary:
A flash hitter with linear athleticism, Martin is tough, intense and vocal, but his lack of flexibility is restricting. Maddeningly inconsistent tackler with limited instincts and ball skills who could wind up starting in a league short on safeties. However, he is the type you look to replace and is more ideally suited as a backup.
Markelle Martin's Draft Stock
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