LeGarrette Blount 's name was first on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' running back depth chart through three preseason games. That is no longer. The Bucs posted an updated depth chart Monday, and rookie Doug Martin is sitting on top.
Through three preseason games, Martin rushed 27 times for 97 yards and two touchdowns. He added four receptions for 19 yards. Blount rushed 22 times for 63 yards and one touchdown and added only one short reception.
The movement on the depth chart is largely academic. Martin has been the team's best running since before camp opened. His more skilled than Blount; he is quicker and can contribute on all downs. It can't be more clear, but there you have it. Martin currently has a fourth-round ADP. He's going to get a ton of touches, probably 20 per week, in Greg Schiano's run-first offense, and he'll have extra value in PPR leagues. The sky's the limit for this kid.