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Old 04-01-2013, 12:09 PM   #201
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With its 2nd pick in the 6th round, the Oakland raiders select OG Vinster Painter from Virginia Tech.

Oakland needs help everywhere, The new brass goes old school and is building from the inside out. How old is Cooper Carlisle now?

Pick made at 12:09pm PST

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Old 04-01-2013, 02:56 PM   #202
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With the 206th pick in the 2013 Orange Mane Mock Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers proudly select:

Zac Stacy, RB, Vanderbilt



Height: 5' 09"
Weight: 216 lbs.
40-yard dash: 4.53
10-yard split: 1.56
225 bench: 27 reps
Vertical jump: 33"
Broad jump: 10' 03"
20-yard shuttle: 4.17
3-cone drill: 6.70

Prospect Analysis from Pro Football Weekly's 2013 Draft Preview:

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The Alabama prep was a four-year starter for the football team while also lettering in basketball and baseball. As a true freshman in 2009, he appeared in 10 games with four starts and rushed 107 times for 478 yards (4.5-yard average) with three touchdowns and snatched seven passes for 72 yards (10.3-yard average) and zero touchdowns. Missed two games (Mississippi, South Carolina) and was limited in two others due to a sprained ankle. Saw action in nine games (three starts) in '10, posting 66-331-3 (5.0) rushing and 9-32-0 (3.6) receiving before being sidelined for the season with a concussion. Lost consciousness following a helmet-to-helmet hit vs. Florida in 2010. Earned team MVP honors and broke the school's single-season records for rushing yards and rushing touchdowns in '11 after piling up 201-1,193-14 (5.9) on the ground and 20-106-0 (5.3) in the air in 13 starts to become the first Commodore since 1995 to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season. Ran for 207-1,141-10 (5.5) and grabbed 10-205-0 (20.5) in 13 starts in '12, setting the school records for career rushing yards (3,143) and rushing touchdowns (303). Also became the first Vanderbilt back to ever have back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons. Contributed 10 career punt returns for 64 yards, two kickoff returns for 15 yards, and completed 3-of-10 passes for 67 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Fumbled nine times in 649 career touches and averaged 5.4 yards per carry. Team captain. Has a handicapped younger brother who he often brought to team facility.

Positives
Extremely strong and well-muscled with a compact frame. Bench presses nearly twice his weight and can squat a small house. Runs hard with good run instincts and anticipation -- patient reading blocks. Very smart and handles a variety of assignments and alignments -- is used in wildcat formation and as a slot receiver. A highly respected, confident, inspiring team leader and the type you root for. Self-motivated and has a passion for the game.

Negatives
Small hands. Not explosive and lacks big-play speed. Average elusiveness (short-stepper). Does not play big or power through many tackles -- is turned easily in the hole, often goes down on first contact and legs will stall on contact (not a pile-driver). Much of production is schemed. Average hands.

Summary
A tough, north-south runner most ideally suited for a zone-based ground game such as the Texans, Redskins, Packers, or Seahawks.

Rationale for the Pick from BowlenBall
The Pittsburgh Steelers go into the 2013 draft with Jonathan Dwyer as the #1 back on their roster, and not much else backing him up. Staying true to our drafting philosophy that good running backs can be found late in the draft, we patiently waited while other backs we liked (Eddie Lacy, Johnathon Franklin) were snatched up. Our patience finally paid off with the last pick in the 6th round, as we feel that Stacy is a very underrated back in this draft, with great measurables AND great production at the highest level of college football.


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Old 04-01-2013, 04:59 PM   #203
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:38 AM   #204
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Via PM, CBF1 and the Oakland Raiders select Rontez Miles, S, California (PA) -- he'll be on to brag about him shortly.

Arkie is now on the clock until 8:37 p.m. EST.
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With the 208th pick in the 2013 OM NFL draft.......THE JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS select:
Bruce Taylor, MLB, Virginia Tech

6'1" 237LBS



Thanks to head coach Frank Beamer and long-time coordinator Bud Foster, the Hokies have become a regular contributor to NFL defenses. Virginia Tech has had at least one defender drafted each spring since 1999, one of only a half dozen colleges to achieve that feat.



Taylor suffered a Lisfranc injury in his right foot eight games into his junior season. He earned honorable mention All-ACC honors despite missing four games, making 53 tackles, eight for loss, and five sacks. He started every game the previous year, leading the team with 91 tackles, 15.5 for loss, six sacks, and four pass break-ups, after playing in six games as a reserve in his redshirt freshman season (six tackles). Coaches considered playing Taylor in his first year on campus, moving him from linebacker to defensive end, but a shoulder injury prevented it. As a senior, in 12 games, Taylor racked up 76 tackles (10.5 for loss) and 5.5 sacks. He was named a honorable mention to the Coaches All-ACC team for the second consecutive year.
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Strengths

Strong upper body and some thickness through his torsos and thighs help him inside. Holds up linemen trying to move him on the second level, extending his long arms to maintain distance, and can shed to tackle backs cutting off the block. Flashes the quickness come inside-out to trip up running backs and mobile quarterbacks before they break through the second level. Shows instincts in recognizing plays and taking good angles to the ball carrier. Closes hard on running backs running in the flat or towards the sideline in coverage, making the big hit or wrapping up in the open field. Good blitzer, and he is reliable to break down -- and bring down -- the quarterback.

Weaknesses

Injury history, which seems to have taken its toll on his game speed. Late to break on plays not in front of him. Inconsistent finding the ball in traffic and preventing cutbacks on zone plays, also loses track of running backs in coverage on occasion when following the quarterback instead of adhering to his responsibility. Doesn't display the quickest feet in coverage. Bounces off some tackles when trying to hit rather than wrap or not quite having the speed to get the angle on the ballcarrier. Won’t win one-on-one battles against better linemen as a pass rusher until he starts using his quick hands in that role.

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Bottom Line

Taylor led the Hokies in tackles in 2010 (91, 15.5 for loss) and seemed on his way to another big year as a junior before a Lisfranc injury in his right foot stopped it after eight games. He recovered and played in 12 games as a senior, but did not appear to be the same player pre-injury. His thick upper body and fair speed and agility could see him at middle linebacker or strong side linebacker. He's a likely late-round selection.

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Old 04-02-2013, 10:29 AM   #206
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With the 210th pick, the Philadelphia Eagles select

Dalton Freeman, C, Clemson
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With the 211th pick the Lions select...

Louisiana Tech punter Ryan Allen




Boom goes the punter

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Old 04-02-2013, 11:12 AM   #208
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With the 212th pick, the Philadelphia Eagles select

Josh "Jay Jay" Johnson, CB, Purdue
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Vikings select Lerentee Mccray OLB/pass rusher Florida.....6'2 250 4.65.
Can start out as a pass rush specialist and groom into a SLB and could be used in the same way Von Miller is. I can dream right?
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With the 214th pick The Seattle Seahawks select,
Tourek Williams, DE Florida International
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Jake Stoneburner, Ohio State TE / 4.65/40 6'5" 252lbs



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With the 216th pick in the draft the Tennessee Titans select, Michael Mauti, ILB, Penn St.





STRENGTHS Tremendously instinctual player who is poised in both the run and pass game. Thick build throughout, which helps him stand his ground against lineman blocks inside. Rips off those attempts, keeping his shoulders square to the line and his feet moving until finding his way through trash to get to the ballcarrier. Occasionally bursts through the line with some quickness to bring down backs before they get started. Secure tackler who drops his hips and shows agility to break down and corral backs trying to elude him. Recovers quite quickly from cut blocks, getting up fast to get back into the play. Aware defender in coverage, dropping deep when needed, finding his man in zone and looking agile enough to come off a crosser to stick to the next receiver through. Keeps one eye in the backfield to ensure he knows when the ball is away. Possesses strong leadership qualities; after his injury in 2011, spent his time coaching up the younger defensive players.

WEAKNESSES Lacks exceptional straight-line speed; hustles to reach either sideline or quarterbacks on bootlegs but will need help to track them down at the next level. Doesn't have the explosive element to his game that you'd like out of an outside linebacker. Some NFL-caliber running backs will set him up in the open field and cut past him. His injury history is extensive, and is sure to scare a lot of teams.

NFL COMPARISON Barrett Ruud

BOTTOM LINE The third Mauti to play at Penn State, Michael is an extremely intuitive and instinctual player. He's far from a remarkable athlete, but he is coordinated in changing direction, and is fundamentally sound in taking on blocks and making tackles. Versatile enough to play multiple linebacker spots. Tough and physical, but his injury history is a major worry. His medical exams are going to be crucial to his draft stock.

Pick was made at 12:02 AM EST, San Diego (JCMElway) is on the clock.
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Via PM, JCMELWAY and the San Diego Chargers select Steve Beauharnais, ILB, Rutgers.

Eddie Mac and the Patriots are now on the clock....
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With the 218th selection in the 2013 Orangemane Mock Draft

The New England Patriots select

Luke Marquardt OT Azusa Pacific






Overview

Azusa Pacific University is a Christian institution not well-known for producing NFL talent; in fact, the last player drafted from APU was former Kansas City Chiefs star running back Christian “the Nigerian Nightmare” Okoye, in the 2nd round of the 1987 draft. But scouts have flocked to the small Southern California school to see Marquardt’s combination of size (6-9, 322) and athleticism. The fact he’s coached by NFL Hall of Fame offensive lineman Jackie Slater is no small item, as his technique is excellent for a player at the NAIA level -– making him an intriguing prospect to watch fly up boards during the draft process.

The son of missionaries hoped to play basketball at APU, but Marquardt fortuitously met with head coach Victor Santa Cruz, who saw potential in the then 230-pounder as a tight end. He grew out of that position after breaking his foot in the second game of his redshirt freshman season, and started every game at left tackle in 2010 and 2011, before missing the entire 2012 season.

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Strengths

Possesses prototypical height, length and a growing frame still able to add weight without losing athleticism. Flashes foot quickness to take away the edge in pass protection, but also mirror without losing knee bend to maintain balance and form. Redirects ends through the pocket inside, as well. Widens his base to anchor when on his game. Also uses his feet to change blocking angle on the move to create running lanes. Surprises with his straight-line speed when leading on pulls or getting downfield to block. Has a solid punch, and is also capable of keeping his feet active while landing it. Comes out of his three-point stance low and hard for his size, gets hands inside to bully defender out of the play. Greets blitzers instead of catching them. Uses strength and length to hold back one defender on double-team while waiting for edge blitzers.

Weaknesses

His height can cause him problems when trying to get leverage on quicker defenders, will need to prove he can avoid getting stood up off the snap in the run game. Gets narrow and comes out of his stance at times against quicker rushers instead of maintaining technique, often because he can against a lower level of competition. Must be consistent with his bend in pass protection and when approaching targets in space. Will occasionally stop his feet while punching, overextending in the process. Could finish plays more regularly, putting his man to the ground and keeping him there as he shows the ability to do.
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Bottom Line
Marquardt could be the first player drafted from Azusa Pacific since Kansas City selected Christian “The Nigerian Nightmare” Okoye in the second round in 1987. His size and length give him a chance to be a mid-round pick with upside -– if he can take the coaching imparted him by Pro Football Hall of Fame lineman Jackie Slater to handle the step up in competition.



Pick made at 3-05am ET, Oakland (CBF1) is OTC
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With their 219th and final pick in the 2013 Orangemane mock draft, The Oakland Raiders select: Mike Edwards, CB/ KO returner, University of Hawaii

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2012 (Junior): As a kick returner, named to several All-America teams including, honorable mention by SI.com, third team by CBSSports.com, fourth team by Phil Steele, and first team by College Sports Madness...one of three finalists for the Jet Award, given to the nation’s top return specialists...also selected as the Mountain West’s Special Teams Player of the Year...was named to the first-team as a return specialist and to the second-team as a defensive back...also selected to College Sports Madness and Phil Steele’s all-MW first team as a kick returner and College Sports Madness second team defensive back…mentioned on Phil Steele’s Midseason All-America third team…led the country in kickoff return yardage with 1,215 – which also set new UH and MW single-season records – and ranked sixth nationally with a 30.4 average...was one of only four players nationally with at least three kickoff returns for touchdown...his three scores set new UH and MW single-season marks and he is the only player in MW history to record two 100-yard kick returns in a single season...also became the school’s career kickoff return yardage leader (2,301) as well as kickoff touchdowns leader (3)...returned kickoffs for touchdowns against Lamar, Boise State, and New Mexico, which earned him College Football Performance Awards’ national kick returner of the week honors each week...defensively, ranked 11th nationally and first in the MW with 17 passes defended, which includes two interceptions...was the team’s fourth-leading tackler with 43 and had five tackles for loss and one forced fumble...against USC’s top receiver tandem of Robert Woods and Marquise Lee, gave up only four catches for 27 yards and a touchdown to Woods and one catch for 18 yards to Lee...also held BYU’s top receiver Cody Hoffman without a catch...recorded a season-high seven tackles and three pass breakups in the season-opener against USC...received the team’s Alec Waterhouse Most Valuable Player Award...one of four team captains.

He is projected as a middle-round pick. The Miami Dolphins, Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons have expressed the most interest in drafting Edwards.

Thanks MUG <---- much credit given

Pick made at 1:22am MST Indianapolis (Mediator12) is now on the clock
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With the 220th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft the Indianapolis Colts Select:

Stansly Maponga OLB/DE TCU
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With the 221 pick JCM and the Chargers select

Dustin Hopkins, K Florida State.
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With their final pick in the OM Draft, the St. Louis Rams select:

Rex Burkhead, RB, Nebraska
5’10”, 214, 4.65, Bench: 21, Shuttle: 4.09, Cone: 6.85, Vertical: 39”



Comment: Good fit as a platoon back for the Rams. Given the competition in St. Louis, Burkhead might be able to move up if he can get that lower half beefed up.
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With the 223rd pick in the Orange Mane 2013 Mock Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select:

Miguel Maysonet, RB, Stony Brook.



Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 209 lbs.
40-yard dash: 4.54*
225 lb. Bench: 21 reps*
Vertical Jump: 31"*
Broad Jump: 8' 11"*
Short Shuttle: 4.27*
3-cone drill: 7.19*

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Prospect analysis from Pro Football Weekly's 2013 Draft Preview:

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Was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for New York as a senior, while also lettering in track, basketball and lacrosse. Began his collegiate career at Hofstra in 2009 and rushed 78 times for 385 yards (4.9-yard average) and three touchdowns while grabbing five passes for 68 yards (13.6-yard average) and zero touchdowns in 11 games (three starts). Transferred to Stony Brook after Hofstra dropped football for the '10 season, posting 176-1,128-12 (6.4) rushing, 9-99-2 (11.0) receiving and four kickoff returns for 92 yards (23.0-yard average) in 11 contests (two starts). Named Big South Offensive Player of theYear in '11 after recording 252-1,633-15 (6.5) to set the conference rushing records in 13 games (nine starts). Also grabbed 6-49-1 (8.2) and returned kickoffs 2-14-0 (7.0). Repeated as the conference Player of the Year and finished second for the Walter Payton Award in '12 after setting the school record and leading the FCS in rushing with 267-1,964-21 (7.4) while also catching 3-43-1 (14.3) and returning kickoffs 12-309-1 (25.8) in 13 starts. Strained his hamstring during workouts in January '13 and did not run the 40-yard dash. Fumbled 10 times (lost all) in 814 career touches and averaged 6.6 yards per carry. Did not perform positional drills or much testing at the Combine because of a right hamstring injury.

Positives
Thick, compact, strong build with a low center of gravity. Good inside run strength and contact balance to run through arm tackles. Tough competitor - would rather strike a defender than step out of bounds. Showed well vs. Syracuse (21-158-1) and plays big in big games. Solid in pass protection -- will deliver shots. Hard-working, respected team leader.

Negatives
Very small hands. Bow-legged. Short-stepper. Flags the ball too much and has glaring ball security issues. Production is inflated vs. lesser competition. Takes time to get rolling downhill. Limited receiving utility (only three catches as a senior.)

Summary
A highly productive, strong, FCS back with the inside running skills and blocking capability to earn a NFL job and contribute.

Rationale for the pick from BowlenBall
As with our Zac Stacy pick at the end of round 6, the Steelers see some major weakness in our running back depth, and feel that both Stacy and Maysonet have an excellent chance to make the team and contribute as part of a platoon. Maysonet has wonderful production (albeit at a lower level of competition), and his measurables, while not exceptional, imply that he's got the physical tools to be a contributor in the NFL.

Also, watch what happens at 2:30 of the YouTube video below. Wow....



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07:15 a.m. Abu Dhabi
11:15 p.m. New York
10:15 p.m. Dallas
09:15 p.m. Denver
08:15 p.m. Portland
07:15 p.m. Soldotna

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With the 224th pick in the NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins select:

Kayvon Webster, CB, South Florida

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Pick made at 2:12 am Eastern Time.

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With the 225th pick, the Philadelphia Eagles select

Mike Catapano, DE, Princeton
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With the 226th pick in the 2013 Orange Mane Mock Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select:

Mark Harrison, WR, Rutgers



Height: 6' 03"
Weight: 231 lbs.
Arm Length: 35"
Hand: 9 5/8"
40-yard dash: 4.46
Vertical jump: 38.5"
Broad jump: 10' 9"
3-cone drill: 6.99
Short shuttle: 4.33
Long shuttle: 11.72
225-lb. bench: 17

Prospect analysis from the National Football Post:

STRENGTHS
"On the hoof," Harrison looks like Calvin Johnson because of his height and huge frame. He does a surprisingly efficient job of running routes and making cuts at full speed, and when focused is able to consistently pluck balls outside of his frame. He does a good job of using his strength and frame to create separation off his breaks against man coverage. Once he has the ball in his hands he is a highly competitive runner that is able to break arm tackles and drive through defenders for extra yards. He is a willing blocker capable of using base, leverage and foot quickness to sustain blocks.

WEAKNESSES
Harrison is a bit of a tweener as he lacks the burst and speed of a starting WR the physicality as a blocker to be a TE. He's a build-up runner that lacks natural explosiveness coming out of his cuts. He lacks the vertical speed to stretch the field and has to rely on his size to compete for balls down-field. While generally displaying the ability to pluck the ball away from his frame, at times he will lose focus on easy balls and let them get into his body. He's a catch blocker that must become more physical at the POA.

SUMMARY
Looking at Harrison physically before actually watching his play, I expected him to be a classic tweener; too limited athletically to play WR in the NFL, and too limited from a strength perspective to bulk up to TE. I was therefore pleasantly surprised when I started to break down his film, as he is a smoother than expected athlete that creates separation by making cuts at full speed and using his size and strength to fight off aggressive defenders. While he isn't an explosive down-field threat, he possesses good build-up speed and is reminiscent of Brandon Marshall after the catch because of his power and aggressiveness. He is also a capable, willing blocker but he must take better advantage of his natural strength and punching power to initially jolt defenders off the POA. Harrison must also show better concentration, as he tends to drop easy balls by turning upfield too quickly. Harrison is an intriguing receiver prospect with the upside to make him worthy of early day three consideration.

Rationale for the pick from BowlenBall
It's the 7th round -- it's time to swing for the fences on a height/weight/speed project. Harrison had a Calvin Johnson/Demaryius Thomas/Stephen Hill-type performance at this year's combine -- he should have matriculated at Georgia Tech instead of Rutgers. His height + weight + speed + arm length are unusual in the extreme, and his game film also shows some very good routes + fairly good blocking. In fact, the only blemish on his record is his production -- he looked like a nascent top-5 selection in 2010, then dropped off the face of the earth in 2011 and 2012.

The other interesting thing about Harrison is that he had a relatively high 13.8 % body fat composition reading at the combine -- this leads me to believe that even though he has far above average physical skills, he still has untapped potential if he gets into a pro training regimin and starts eating right.

Pro Comparison
Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears




Pick made at:

11:05 a.m. Abu Dhabi
03:48 a.m. New York
02:48 a.m. Chicago
01:48 a.m. Denver
12:48 a.m. Vancouver
11:48 p.m. Kenai

DenverDUI55 and the San Francisco 49ers are now on the clock.

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Mychal Rivera, TE, Tennessee

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With the 228th Selection in 2013 Orange Mane Mock Draft,

the CINCINNATI BENGALS select:


Eric Martin, DE/LB, Nebraska



This is the absolute best draft prospect nobody is talking about, and he's a prototype OLB in the 34, a LEO in the 43, or as a SAM LB in the manner in which we use Von Miller. He's not a natural fit for the Cincinnati defense, nor is he a need, but we'll get creative on how to use his elite pass rushing ability. He was my top remaining player, I have a 4th Round grade on him, and once Zac Stacy was drafted, this became a no-brainer for me as the best player available.

This 2012 All BIG TEN FIRST TEAM Defensive End has been one of the best special teams players in the country the last two years as a gunner. That's always a nice perk. He's a huge hitter that does well in space. This year the former OLB was asked to start at DE for the Cornhuskers and quickly became their best and most dominating player, as well as the most feared.


His Senior statistics match up quite well with fellow LB/DE hybrids Von Miller and Bruce Irvin, perhaps you've heard of those 1st round draft selections?

Von Miller - 68 Tackles, 18 Stuffs, 11 Sacks, 6 Passes Defensed, 3 Forced Fumbles.

Bruce Irvin - 40 Tackles, 15 Stuffs, 8 Sacks, 3 Forced Fumbles.

Eric Martin - 59 Tackles, 17 Stuffs, 9 Sacks, 1 Pass Defended, 2 Forced Fumbles.


But, the similarities don't stop there at being a dominating statistical performer. Oh no, you remember how Miller and Irvin went in the first round because of their rare athletic traits? Well, Martin is just as athletic, with the same freakish times:

Von Miller - 6'2, 245, 33 1/2 arms, 9 1/4 hand size.
40 Time = 4.49
Bench = 21 Reps
Vertical = 37 Inches
Broad = 126 Inches
3 Cone = 6.70 Seconds
Short Shuttle = 4.06 Seconds

Bruce Irvin - 6'3, 245, 33 3/8 arms, 9 5/8 hands.
40 Time = 4.5
Bench = 23 Reps
Vertical = 33.5 Inches
Broad = 123 Inches
3 Cone = 6.70 Seconds
Short Shuttle = 4.03 Seconds

Eric Martin - 6'1, 237, 32 3/4 arms, 9 7/8 hands.
40 Time = 4.53
Bench = 20 Reps
Vertical = 30.5 Inches
Broad = 120 Inches
3 Cone = 6.69 Seconds
Short Shuttle = 3.97 Seconds


Of course Miller went #2 Overall, and Irvin went #15 Overall. They all have similar production, they all have similar size, and they all have similar athleticism. But I get Martin at #228th Overall. Suffice it to say, this won't happen on draft day. Who really knows how early he goes. I like him more than 3rd Round prospects like John Simon and Sio Moore as a pass rush specialist. Heck, I like him more than Corey Lemonier and Jamie Collins as well in that pass rush specialist role. Collins is supposably this great athletic freak, he wishes he was as fast or as quick as Martin. While I don't see a player as dynamic as Von Miller in Martin, he is still raw, I do see a guy that can contribute 10+ sacks his rookie year in a situational role a la Bruce Irvin.

The national media hasn't learned about Martin yet, though NFL teams surely know all about him. Bruce Irvin went from a 4th round pick in the media to a 1st round pick one week before the draft. I expect a similar meteoric rise on Martin. I also find it entirely comical that NFL.com doesn't even have him listed as an entrant in this draft.
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