Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:01am|
By Cory J. Bonini
Boise State running back Doug Martin is an above-average blue collar prospect that can be considered a bit of a sleeper for whichever team takes him in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Martin finished the 2011 season with 263 carries, 1,299 rushing yards, 16 ground scores, 28 grabs, 255 receiving yards and two more touchdowns through the air.
Expected draft placement
In the right offense, Martin has the potential to be an every-down back. He may have a hard time finding that role with the way the NFL has shifted its philosophy toward ball carries in recent years.
Martin should be looked at in the late second or early third rounds. Teams that could use a back of his style include the Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and St. Louis Rams.