Boise State RB Doug Martin
Martin does not have explosive speed or exceptional athleticism, but he does all the little things well and is good in every area. His workout won't match up with what we see on tape, but you'd like to see him run in the high 4.5s, post a three-cone right around 7.0 and jump around 34 in the vertical. However, it won't be too alarming if he comes in a bit below expectations in one or more areas. - Todd McShay, ESPN Insider
Haha! 'Does not have explosive speed or exceptional athleticism' . You're right, Todd. He has BOTH. Mike Mayock aside, this just proves the point that a professional dog walker is more useful than a draft 'expert'. What's more depressing is that Kiper is usually the more annoying one. They're just loud, presumptuous people, speaking in absolutes and forgone conclusions about something they really can't know. The only draft experts I can stand are Mayock and Casserly. Probably because they actually know more about the players' game and are actually assessing their talent more than who will draft them. That's actually educational. Watching/reading McShay or Kiper just makes me feel dumber.
About Doug...when I read that he had an interview with the Lions, I was hoping he'd somehow go under the radar and we could get him in the third, but then my rational side came in and realized that after his great Senior Bowl week, and after the ridiculous things he's going to do at the combine, it's unrealistic to think he'll even make it out of the second round and, possibly, the first. Which, if he's not going to be a Lion, I want for the guy. He deserves it.