Originally written on DraftAce  |  Last updated 2/25/12
Mike Martin DT Michigan #68 Ht: 6’1″

Wt: 307

  Strengths: Strong, physical lineman. Elite lower-body strength gives him the base to anchor at the point of attack against the run. A strong bull rusher; does an excellent job staying low and leveraging his way into the backfield. Impressive motor; drew a lot of double teams in college but always fought through the whistle. May have the strength to play nose tackle in a 3-4 system. Hard worker on and off the field. A team leader who is respected by coaches and teammates. Weaknesses: Limited athletically. Does not pose a threat as a pass rusher. Lacks the speed to make any plays in pursuit. Lack of height limits his ability to disrupt passing lanes. Missed time with a sprained ankle in 2011. Comments: Martin is limited in what he can do on the field, but he has the size and strength which you simply can’t teach. He isn’t as big as your prototypical nose tackle, and may be better suited for that role in a 4-3 than a 3-4 system, but he does have the strength to take on multiple blockers and eat up space in the middle of the line. His upside is definitely limited, but his skill set is a valuable one in certain defensive schemes. Videos:

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