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Mike Martin

Mike Martin - #68 - DT-NT

Height: 6-1 3/8
Weight: 306
Speed: 4.86
Arm: 32 1/4
Hand: 9 1/8
Wingspan: 78 1/8
Birthdate: 09/01/1990
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Grade: 5.80

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/15/2012 Michigan Pro Day 6-1 1/4 304 9 3/8 31 1/2 77
02/29/2012 Combine 6-1 3/8 306 9 1/8 32 1/4 78 1/8 4.84 36 9'5" 33 1/2 4.27 7.22
01/23/2012 Senior Bowl 6-1 1/4 307 9 3/8 31 3/4 78 1/8
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-2 1/4 297 5.00

 

Notes:

Was Michigan’s Gatorade Player of the Year in 2007. Also won a state wrestling title and was a record-setting shot put and discus thrower. Appeared in all 12 games as a true freshman in ’08, recording 20 tackles, 4 1⁄2 tackles for loss and two sacks. Named the team’s best defensive lineman in ’09 after posting 51-8 1⁄2-2 with one forced fumble in 12 starts at nose tackle. Registered 37-6-2 1⁄2 and was again named the team’s top D-lineman after starting 12 games at nose tackle in ’10. Missed the Purdue game with an ankle injury. Made all 13 starts at DT spot in ’11 and collected his career high in tackles 64-6-3 1⁄2. Team captain.

Positives:

Built thickly and low to the ground. Excellent weight-room strength and functional football-playing strength. Smart and instinctive. Feels pressure. Flashes ability to beat reach blocks and disrupt gaps. Very athletic and light on his feet. Quick and agile — redirects and accelerates cleanly. Good balance and body control. Difficult to engage — coordinates strong, active hands with energetic feet to tug and rip off blocks. Gives effort in pursuit and flows to the ball. Strong wrap tackler. Plays hard. 

Negatives:

Lacks ideal height and overall body length. Frame is nearly maxed out. Inconsistent anchor. Can be covered up by larger linemen and gets moved by double-teams. Limited two-gap ability. Does not convert speed to power (average bull rush) — does not consistently cave the pocket. Number of impact plays is not proportionate with physical ability. Not a natural pass rusher (minimal sack production).

Summary:

Highly competitive, hard-nosed, high-motor, athletic fireplug capable of manning either interior spot within a 4-3 front. Average pass-rush ability tempers expectations, but is at his best slanting and moving and has the strength, movement skills and grit to appeal to teams such as the Eagles, Titans, Falcons and Bengals.


Mike 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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