Mike Martin Scouting Report
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Mike Martin Scouting Report

Position: DT
Conference: Big10
School: Michigan Wolverines
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #68
Height & Weight: 6'2 - 304 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Third Round
Drafted 3.19 in 2012 by TEN

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.88
Bench press36
Vertical jump33.5
Broad jump9'5
Three-cone drill7.19
20-yard shuttle4.25

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
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Mike Martin, DT, Michigan

University of Michigan defensive tackle Mike Martin is a very productive inside presence at defensive tackle and could rise up draft boards once all the film is evaluated. What makes Martin special is his consistent ability to get leverage in one-on-one match-ups. He doesn't have much of a career in store in a 3-4 scheme or as a nose tackle, but if he strengthens his base, Martin could improve into a steady starter at the next level.

Martin is undersized at 6'2", but this allows him to win more often than he loses at the point of attack. Getting leverage and underneath the blocker's pad level sometimes puts him in a good position to release and get his arms around the ball-carrier. His best attribute may be just finding his way toward the running lane and collapsing on it, even while engaged in a block. His athleticism is marginal and he will need to improve his explosion off the line.

The combine could hurt him, but tape evaluation will keep him in the back of many GMs' minds. Martin's history as a wrestler helps him stay tenacious with a full-motor in the thick of the trenches.

Martin has gained traction recently due to his strength and overachieving style of play. He should be off the board no later than the fourth round.

Last Updated Apr-21-2012 by Matt De Lima

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