Originally Posted by beerlover
Your not alone by any means but just wonder why people are so down on Mike Martin?
I remember when Mitchell came out a couple years ago & I had him in the 5th round of my last mock in 2010, NFL DRAFT SCOUT had him ranked like 6-7th rd. yet Texans took him early in round 3 or about where badboy, rmartin65 & myself have Martin projected. Just what are we missing? Personally I've got him graded two rounds higher than Mitchell? He is a four year starter @ big football program Michigan, plays at a very consistant level & just dominated in the Senior Bowl against highly rated Ohio State rival Brewster. So please enlighten us with your insight in this matter
I guess you could call it a tie on Martin v. Brewster.
I could ask you what you see when you watch him playing, personally I see a guy who isn't explosive or creative enough to matter pass rushing and is easily blocked by the interior on run plays. He doesn't have the quicks or the instinct to keep up with ball carriers on the college level. It's one thing for a DT to not bring much pass rush, that's about the opposite of what Phillips wants but I'd say it's generally not a huge red flag. But a guy who doesn't pressure AND isn't a certified run plugger?
Nice combine numbers but usually we call them fellas "workout warriors".