Markelle Martin Scouting Report

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Markelle Martin Scouting Report

Position: FS
Conference: Big12
School: Oklahoma State Cowboys
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #10
Height & Weight: 6'1 - 198 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Second Round
Drafted 6.20 in 2012 by TEN

2012 NFL Combine Results
Bench press19
Broad jumpDNP

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Markelle Martin, FS, Oklahoma State

Martin has a well-rounded, do-it-all style of play that puts him all over the field. His athleticism is often on display -- playing center field as a ball hawk. He's talented enough to drop down as the eighth man in the box. Like most safeties, you don't want him in man coverage all too often, but that skill will develop as a professional.

Of the senior safeties, he's one of the best draft prospects (if not the best). He's an aggressive defender that plays downhill. He is a brutal tackler that can hit like a ton of bricks, but he'll be taught to break down and wrap up more often than not. Martin, while having a knack for making big plays, needs to do better not to give them up. Plays well in the deep half zone and has enough speed. Martin is very fluid in open spaces when he doesn't get upright and lose his bend.

The upside here is that these flaws are mental mistakes that can be coach-corrected. His burst and pursuit are both above-average. All the physical tools are there for a good, quality pro.

Last Updated Jan-29-2012 by Matt De Lima

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