Blake Martinez   #50 ILB

Height: 6-2   Weight: 237   Age: 23

Born: 1/9/1994 Tucson , AZ

College: Stanford

Experience: 2nd season

High School: Canyon del Oro HS [Tucson, AZ]

TCKL

76

SCK

1.0

FF

1

INT

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Combine 2016

Combine
Stats:

  • Broad Jump113.0 inches
  • 3 Cone Drill6.98 secs
  • Vertical Jump28.5 inches
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.2 secs
  • Bench Press22.0 reps
  • 40 Yard Dash4.71 Secs

Strengths

Good muscle thickness and one of the most powerful, pound­-for­-pound players in the program. Has desired temperament to play in the middle. Physical, productive tackler. Downhill linebacker. Business-minded machine against the run, maintaining consistent gap responsibility. Disciplined on back-side squeezing cutback lanes. Stuffs second level leg blocks and keeps gliding down the line. Uses heavy hands at the point of attack. Plays square to line of scrimmage with eyes stuck on runner. Plus balance and keeps his feet. Will dart and dodge past oncoming, second level traffic in lateral pursuit of ball carrier. Improved against the pass from 2014 to 2015. Showed some functional ability in man coverage and is quick to close out throws and limit yards after catch. Offers instant special teams value. Willing worker on "teams" and finds the ball.

Weaknesses

Slow twitch with borderline play speed. Must transition from a power mindset to a little more quickness in everything he does. Will need quicker hands to jab and separate to stay clean against NFL linemen. Below average lateral quickness. Won't win many foot races to the perimeter and has little margin for error with his angles. Not athletic enough to recover if he gets hung ­up on a block for too long. Too easily fooled into vacating his positioning by play-­action. Doesn't have reactive athleticism to quickly recover back into his duties after biting on fakes. More of a block occupier than serious threat when blitzing. Average awareness dropping into zone coverage. Situational awareness needs work.

5.32