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Doug Martin - Runningback- Boise State University

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via ogdraft.com

5'9" 223 lbs.

40 Time- 4.47

Bench Reps- 28

Vertical: 36

CAREER STATS

RUSHING

RECEIVING

SEASON

ATT

YDS

AVG

LNG

TD

REC

YDS

AVG

LNG

TD

2011

263

1299

4.9

65

16

28

255

9.1

71

2

2010

201

1260

6.3

84

12

28

338

12.1

79

2

2009

129

765

5.9

56

15

8

68

8.5

23

0

2008

24

107

4.5

23

0

3

54

18.0

35

0




STRENGTHS:

Uh, you saw that video right? Well honestly where do I even begin? Let's start with running abilities. He's explosive in the hole, has good vision and powers through contact where it's most beneficial and avoids contact where avoiding contact is most beneficial. He is elusive and strong, combine speed and power. He doesn't fumble the ball like a certain wannabe CIA agent we know. Great endurance to keep carrying the ball all game. He is a good blocker too. Maybe not the best, but he can give our QB a good chip block for an extra second.He can return kicks too. Last and not least, the thing that the Browns are probably most looking for in a back, is pass catching ability. I think his stats show that he is a reliable pass catching threat. He is being compared to Ray Rice. He is just a little bigger than Ray Rice. I think he could end up being the second best Runningback this draft.

WEAKNESSES:

There's not much to write about here. He's a bit small height wise but he's built well. The biggest knock against him is that fact that he does everything well, but nothing spectacular. He's a jack-of-all-trades. I mean really, why is this guy not a projected first rounder? Probably because of the same reason why Richardson at #4 is bad(yes, I did just sneak that in here.) Runningback value is severely low. He could be available at 37.

WHY TO DRAFT HIM:

First and foremost, again, value. He can be taken in the second easily, freeing up our first round picks for more of an impact player. With all of his skills he can easily make our backfield better. He can also catch all of Colts checkdown passes and turn them into a big play, which would make Colt look better than he really is.

WHY TO NOT DRAFT HIM:

Runningbacks. All the runningbacks. They are all over the place. And later too. The second round pick could be better used at a defensive position and use a later pick on a different runningback . A bigger runningback. Like Turbin. The Browns need a playmaker and the nature of runningbacks makes them not as dynamic as other positions. Also, having one back to do it all is not necessarily what will win games. Commitees is what it's all about now. Having Martin and Jackson is a little bit redundant. The defenses will be going up against different degrees of the same runningback all game.

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