Doug Martin, RB

School: Boise State  |  Conference: MWC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Stockton, CA
Height/Weight: 5-09 / 223 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
3521-2
Selected 1st Rnd
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
31st Pick Overall
Latest News
04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Buccaneers' picks: Round 1/31 - Doug Martin, RB, 5-9, 223, Boise State...Martin is an every-down back that reminds Schiano of Ravens and former Rutgers running back Ray Rice. He should win the starting job over LeGarrette Blount. - The Sports Xchange

04/30/2012 - Boise State RB Doug Martin was labeled with the nickname "Muscle Hamster," by one of the Broncos offensive linemen. But he doesn't really want it to stick. "Not exactly a ferocious animal," he said. QUOTE TO NOTE: "I think we got better in the last 24 hours. We really got better." - Coach Greg Schiano after the draft. - The Sports Xchange

04/27/2012 - By moving back into the first round, Dominik said the Bucs will have the advantage of adding a fifth year to Martin's contract. Schiano has said he prefers a bell-cow back that can play on every down. Blount has been a one-dimensional inside runner the past two seasons and has fumbled nine times, losing six. Stopping the run and running the football is clearly the way Schiano believes he can win in the NFL. "We have a guy like LeGarrette and to have Doug and LeGarrette, we can play a little bit of keep away," Schiano said. "I think our offensive line is going to be really, really good. It's not maybe what's in vogue in the National Football League right now, but I think it can be very successful. And we've got to go grind it out and get tougher and do all those things, but I think we have some pieces that are capable of that." - The Sports Xchange

04/27/2012 - The Bucs had a yo-yo approach to the NFL draft Thursday, trading down and then up in the first round. With LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne still on the board, the Bucs traded down two spots from No. 5 overall with the Jacksonville Jaguars at No. 7 to select Mark Barron, the first safety and only the third defensive back to be taken by the club in the first round. But the Bucs weren't done. Tampa Bay moved back into the first round with the 31st overall pick from Denver to select Boise State running back Doug Martin. Tampa Bay traded its second-round pick and swapped fourth-round selections with the Broncos. The 5-9, 219-pound Martin reminds coach Greg Schiano of Ray Rice, the Ravens running back who played for him at Rutgers. Martin started 25 games at Boise State and rushed for 3,431 yards and 43 touchdowns in his career. "Someone would bring that up, I knew it," Schiano said. "I do see some of it. To tell you the truth, yes. I do. I see a guy who is an incredible competitor and runs hard and plays hard. So there's probably some of that.: Martin will provide immediate help for the Bucs on third down and complement tailback LeGarrette Blount. He also will have a chance to compete with him for the starting job, general manager Mark Dominik said. - The Sports Xchange

04/27/2012 - 2012 NFL DRAFT: PICK-BY-PICK ANALYSIS: 31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (draft-day trade with Denver, The Buccaneers acquired the 31st overall pick from the Broncos in exchange for the 36th overall pick and a third-round selection (101).): RB Doug Martin, Boise State -- A bowling-ball runner with receiving skills, Martin is comparable to Ray Rice, who was Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano's workhorse at Rutgers. - Jeff Reynolds, The Sports Xchange

04/26/2012 - ROB RANG'S TOP 50 PLAYERS OF THE 2012 NFL DRAFT: 31. Doug Martin, RB, Boise State: Due to their greater straight-line speed, some will point to Miami's Lamar Miller or Virginia Tech's David Wilson as the back likely to follow Richardson. Martin, however, is a more natural runner, demonstrating the vision, lateral agility, balance and burst to be a feature back in the NFL. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

03/23/2012 - RB Doug Martin (5-9, 220), after working out well at the Combine, chose not to participate in timed drills Thursday but did fare well in the positional drills, showing excellent lateral agility and burst, as well as soft hands. "[Kellen Moore] and the running back [Martin] looked terrific. [Moore's] arm strength is less of a concern than I thought," the source said. --Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

03/14/2012 - One of the most talented players in the upcoming NFL Draft will be a spectator for some events at Boise State's Pro Day next Thursday. Running back Doug Martin, projected to be the second back selected in the NFL Draft, says he will not run the 40-yard dash. Martin said his agent, trainer and scouts said his performance at the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine provided enough leverage for teams to make a decision. He was one prospect that stood out - leaping 10 feet on the broad jump, running a 4.55 secconds in the 40-yard dash and benching 28 reps - enough to tie for first with Utah State's Robin Turbin. He also finished second in the three-cone drill and 60-yard shuttle. He will participate in a few selected agility drills at Boise State's Pro Day. The blue-collared back scored 47 total touchdowns during his career and amassed over 2,500 rushing yards the past two seasons; he added 600 more yards in receiving. According to some NFL analysts - Martin's performance at the combine solidified his role as one of the best running backs in the upcoming draft who can have an immediate impact at the next level. - Tamara Jolee, FOX 9 News

02/23/2012 - NFL DRAFT SCOUT PRE-COMBINE TOP 64: 51. Doug Martin, RB, Boise State, 5-9, 219, 2...Martin's commitment and attitude stand out even on what is perhaps consistently the most disciplined and well-coached team in the nation. He is a between-the-tackles, no nonsense, bowling ball of a runner with good quickness and just enough speed to be dangerous. He rushed for 1,260 yards in 2010, 1,299 last year and finished with 617 carries for 3,431 yards and 43 touchdowns. He is an adequate receiver who grabbed 67 passes for 715 yards and another four scores, but was often taken out when pass protection was a must. Martin's strength and tackle-breaking ability help as a kick returner (28.4-yard average). He is a weight room animal who challenges teammates to keep up with him. In the spring of 2009 he obliged a request to help at defensive back, but he was able go back on offense when the season started. - Frank Cooney - The Sports Xchange, NFL Draft Scout

01/23/2012 - 2012 SENIOR BOWL MONDAY: The Monday morning weigh-in put the spotlight on a couple of under-the-radar prospects scouts will no doubt be keeping an eye on this week. Quick looked every bit the part of a standout NFL receiver with his impressive measurables, as did Utah State inside linebacker Bobby Wagner (6'0, 241), Boise State running back Doug Martin (5'09, 219) and Michigan defensive lineman Mike Martin (6'1, 307). Though the Martins are not related, one wouldn't know it by their compact, heavily muscled builds. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

12/30/2011 - 2012 SENIOR BOWL INVITE: Martin finished off his collegiate career with a bang, earning Las Vegas Bowl MVP honors after totaling a bowl record 301 all-purpose yards, including a 100 yard kickoff return for a touchdown to start the game. He also ran for another score in the victory over Arizona State, finishing the night with 151 yards on the ground. Martin, a first team All-Mountain West selection this year, wrapped up his senior campaign with 1,299 rushing yards and 19 total touchdowns. He also accounted for 1,892 all-purpose yards in 2011, good enough for second-best in the MWC. For his career, the Stockton, California native rushed for 3,431 yards and 43 touchdowns. That ranks him fifth and third respectively on the school's all-time list in those categories. He also added 715 receiving yards, four receiving touchdowns and finished fifth in school history with 4,885 all-purpose yards. - SeniorBowl.com

12/22/2011 - Scouting the Boise State running game: The Broncos average 172.8 rushing yards per game and have been highly effective on the ground since getting off to a slow start. They have 23 rushing touchdowns in the past eight games and Doug Martin or D.J. Harper has rushed for 100 yards in seven straight games. In six of those games, one of them has scored multiple touchdowns. Martin is a physical, explosive runner who is a solid NFL prospect. "If we didn't have Doug, we probably would never run it and just let (quarterback Kellen Moore) throw it every down," coach Chris Petersen said. - The Sports Xchange

12/22/2011 - Doug Martin rushed for 151 yards and returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, giving Boise State a lead 14 seconds into the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas on the way to a 56-24 win Thursday night. Arizona State (6-7) never seriously threatened the Broncos (12-1), even though Boise State had three turnovers and allowed a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by the Sun Devils to start the second half. Arizona State missed on several opportunities to make the game closer, and Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore played well enough in his last college game to keep his team scoring, despite some missteps. Moore finished with 266 yards and two touchdowns, ending his career with 50 total wins. The Broncos led 28-3 at halftime with Martin's kick return, Moore's passing touchdowns and another by wide receiver Matt Miller on a trick play. - AP Sports

12/22/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: RB Doug Martin finished the season on a roll. If you remove two games in which he barely played because of a sprained ankle, he topped 100 yards in five straight games and scored 11 touchdowns in that stretch, including multiple TDs in each game. His total rushing yards in those games: 717. - The Sports Xchange

12/10/2011 - 2011 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES): RB Doug Martin, Sr., Boise State, has been selected All-Mountain West Conference First Team for the 2011 college football season as voted on by the eight head coaches and select media panel. Martin eclipsed 1,000 yards rushing for the second-straight season, and his 1,148 yards in 2011 are the ninth-most in school history. Martin's 17 rushing touchdowns this season are the third-most all-time. - Boise State football

10/17/2011 - WEEK 7 MOUNTAIN WEST CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Doug Martin, Boise State, Senior, Running Back: Doug Martin carried the ball 20 times for a career-high 200 yards and three touchdowns in Boise State's 63-13 win at Colorado State. Martin, who scored on runs of 26, 65 and 14 yards, averaged 10.0 yards per carry. The 65-yard TD run was the longest of the season for Martin, who exceeded the 100-yard mark for the 12th time in his career. - Mountain West football

10/07/2011 - KEEP AN EYE ON: RB Doug Martin - The Broncos' tailback topped 100 rushing yards for the first time this season - and for the third straight year against Nevada. He carried 21 times for 126 yards and two touchdowns. A third TD, a 92-yarder, was called back on a penalty. Martin also averaged 30 yards on three kickoff returns. He's tied for 14th in the nation with 170 all-purpose yards per game. - The Sports Xchange

10/01/2011 - Doug Martin ran for two touchdowns, Kellen Moore threw two more and a suffocating Boise State defense clamped down on Nevada's potent offense to help the No. 4 Broncos cruise to a 30-10 victory Saturday. Martin rushed for a season-best 135 yards on 21 carries, and his 43-yard scoring run in the third quarter put the Broncos (4-0) up 27-0 against the team that kept them from a perfect season last year. Martin also had a 92-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter called back on a holding penalty, a play that typified a sloppy and lackluster overall performance by Moore and the rest of the Boise State offense. Moore, one of the nation's most accurate passers, misfired several times and threw back-to-back interceptions in the second quarter, the first with the Broncos inside the red zone. But he was also victimized by a handful of crucial drops that could have made the final score even more lopsided. Moore, who wore a knee brace for the second straight week, was 19 of 33 for 142 yards before heading for the sidelines in the fourth quarter. - AP Sports

09/16/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: RB Doug Martin was largely bottled up by Georgia, gaining 57 hard-earned yards and scoring a touchdown. His long run went for 9 yards. He seems due for a breakout game. - The Sports Xchange

08/11/2011 - 2011 PRESEASON ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL TEAM (MEDIA): RB Doug Martin, Sr., Boise State, has been selected to the Preseason All-Mountain West Team for the 2011 college football season as selected by members of the Mountain West Conference media. - Mountain West football

07/19/2011 - 2011 DOAK WALKER AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Doug Martin (Sr.), Boise State, has been named one of 52 running backs selected to the 2011 Doak Walker Award Preseason Watch List for the 2011 college football season. The award is presented annually to the nation's top college running back. Martin, a redshirt senior running back from Stockton, Calif., recorded 201 carries en route to a career-high 1,260 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns for the Broncos last season. A 13-game starter in 2010, Martin also recorded a career-best 28 receptions for 338 yards and two scores. - Boise State football

07/08/2011 - 2011 MAXWELL AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Doug Martin, Boise State, RB, Sr., has been selected by the The Maxwell Football Club to the 2011 Watch list for the Maxwell Award, which has annually honored college football's most outstanding player since 1937. Semifinalists for the Maxwell will be announced October 31st and the three finalists will be unveiled November 21st. Martin, a redshirt senior running back from Stockton, Calif., recorded 201 carries en route to a career-high 1,260 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns for the Broncos last season. A 13-game starter in 2010, Martin also recorded a career-best 28 receptions for 338 yards and two scores. - Boise State football

06/06/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2011: RB Doug Martin was overshadowed by the passing game this year, but he rushed for 1,260 yards and 12 touchdowns. His 84-yard run in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas was a game-changer. He also had more than 300 receiving yards on the year. - The Sports Xchange

 
 
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04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Buccaneers' picks: Round 1/31 - Doug Martin, RB, 5-9, 223, Boise State...Martin is an every-down back that reminds Schiano of Ravens and former Rutgers running back Ray Rice. He should win the starting job over LeGarrette Blount. - The Sports Xchange

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