2. Doug Martin, Boise State (5-9, 223)
Martin reminds me of Ray Rice in the respect that he’s not abundantly fast once he reaches the second or third level, but his initial burst is top notch. He consistently defeats the angles of defenders as he enters and exits a hole because they misjudge his quickness, which is excellent for a back of his dimensions. Combined with the fact that he’s a strong, downhill runner who isn’t afraid to create a hole by ramming up the backsides of his linemen, he seems to be the product of a mad football scientist who spliced Rice with Frank Gore’s build.
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4 responses to “New York Times Fifth Down Series: No. 2 RB Doug Martin”
Will he be there at the 32nd pick Matt?
You have to think there’s a decent chance. That’s where I project him.
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