Scouting Report on Chris MartinHow we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Camp settingby Barry Every - 08/13/2009
- SpeedBlue Chip
- SizeBlue Chip
- StrengthBlue Chip
- AgilityBlue Chip
- Lateral PursuitDivision I Player
On the Hoof: Every time you see Martin he is bigger and more muscular. He is already the size of Julius Peppers back when he was a junior in college.
Needs Improvement: Has played his whole varsity career as a linebacker and will now have to learn to play with his hand on the ground.
Most Impressive: To this point, he has been sensational on special teams for a big guy running down field looking to take someone's head off. But his growth potential combined with athleticism is almost off the charts.
Conclusion: It's possible that he will end up a 6-5, 280-pound strongside defensive end with enough speed to catch any quarterback from the backside. Don't be surprised if he has an impact as a true freshman.
Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina