Photo of Kareem Martin
Grade
5.26 ?
  • 4.72 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 22 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 129.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.20 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.33 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'6" Height
  • 35" Arm Length
  • 272LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

2013: First-team All-ACC pick. Finished tied for eighth in FBS with 11.5 sacks. Started all 13 games at defensive end. 2012: Second-team All-ACC after starting all 12 games. 2011: Started all 13 games. 2010: Played in 11 games, including starting the first three games of the season.

Analysis

Strengths

Good eyes and recognition -- senses screens, locates the ball and understands contain. Strong-handed to punch and extend. Uses his length to force his way into gaps. Flashes power potential. Nice closing speed. Wrap tackler. Football smart. Durable three-year starter. Solid personal and football character with leadership traits. Team captain.

Weaknesses

Needs to bulk up and get functionally stronger. Has tapered legs and is not stout at the point of attack -- does not generate power through his lower half and is too easily displaced. Pad level fluctuates. Needs to improve as a hands fighter. Can do a better job protecting his legs. Average get-off -- pops up off the snap and initial steps are unthreatening. Rush lacks variety. Does not accelerate off blocks or consistently bend the corner. Occasionally loafs on the back side. Tweener traits.

Bottom Line

Big, narrow-framed, long-levered defensive lineman who shows flashes of potential as a developmental, 4-3 left end, though he needs to fortify his base as a run defender and hone his technique as a pass rusher.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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