RB Doug Martin, Boise State


Buccaneers, 1st round. Boise St.: Slightly below-average size, but good build. Short arms. Average hand size.

Positives: Slashing RB with power who is very hard to arm tackle. Willing to mix it up and be physical. Very hard to bring down one on one. Above-average speed. Excellent vision. Has nice spin move. Good downfield blocker. Above-average change of direction. Reads blocks well inside. Very good balance after contact. Above-average hands and tracks well over shoulder. Good burst. Nice vision as KR. Very good upper-body strength.

Negatives: Tries to use spin move a little too often. Gets caught in the line at times and is brought down too easily in backfield. Willing pass-blocker, though he lunges too often.

Projection: Matt Forte-esque. One of the few 2012 rookie RBs I’d consider drafting in a dynasty league. Will have to compete with LeGarrette Blount for playing time, but should be the top back in that committee, with Blount stealing a few of the goal-line and short-yardage carries. Should be a solid starter right away and has RB2 potential.

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