Photo of Markelle Martin
Drafted By: Titans

Combine Results

Grade
56.2 ?
  • 19 REPS
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Bucky Brooks' take: Martin is a talented safety with good ball skills. He has been downgraded a bit for his inconsistency, but could turn out to be a good pro in the Titans' system.

  • 6'1" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 207LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

Martin is a fast safety who has the ability to run down receivers from all over the field. He can be exposed at times due to his average athletic ability, but has value due to his speed and all-around skills. He is a smooth athlete who has difficulty covering more quick-twitch players. He understands how to support in run but does not display the physicality to be an imposing defender on the back end. Martin has late-round value based on his speed and productivity.

Analysis

Strengths

Martin brings speed to any defense. He can get the defensive backfield lined up and reacts to plays well. He has the ability to recover when there is a busted coverage, and he has the skills to make a play on the ball once he gets there. Martin is able to get ball carriers down in run support, and understands how to play zone. He is a fluid athlete who can run with receivers when tested deep, but is better when running toward the play and not having to flip his hips.

Weaknesses

Martin is a smooth, nonexplosive player who plays more not to get beat than to get involved heavily in the action. He is limited when he plays one-on-one. He is around the ball often, but rarely does he step in front of the ball for a big turnover.
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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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