2015 NFL DRAFT

Eric Martin, OLB

School: Nebraska  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Moreno Valley, CA
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 237 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
210236-7
LATEST NEWS
04/29/2013 - New Orleans Saints Announce 2013 Rookie Free Agent Class...Eric Martin - Linebacker, Nebraska (6-2, 250): Martin, who will compete at linebacker in the Saints' 3-4 alignment, moved into the starting lineup for the Cornhuskers as a senior at defensive end in 2012 and led the team with 8.5 sacks and 18 tackles for a loss, earning First Team All-Big Ten honors by writers and the Big Ten Network. - NewOrleansSaints.com

04/17/2013 - 2013 NFL DRAFT: 124 FBS PROGRAMS, 124 POSSIBLE UNDRAFTED ROOKIE FREE AGENTS: NEBRASKA: DE Eric Martin (6-1, 237, 4.53)...Despite tweener size, Martin uses his length and initial power to explode past blockers, and he also shows the feet to drop in space when needed. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

03/16/2013 - 2013 Nebraska Pro Day: Eric Martin, DE (6-1, 237 pounds) - Martin posted a best time of 4.53 in the 40, went 3.97 in the short shuffle and 6.63 in the cone drill. He's a possible sixth or seventh-round selection for an NFL team looking to the late rounds for some extra defensive help. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

03/07/2013 - 2013 Nebraska Pro Day: Several Nebraska players had the opportunity to make their mark to NFL teams on Thursday at the Huskers' Pro Day at the Hawks Championship Center.

Sixteen Huskers were on hand to impress scouts from more than a dozen NFL teams who sent representatives to Lincoln. The group of scouts watched 13 members of the 2012 senior class go through the workout including three players who attended the NFL Scouting Combine last month. Running back Rex Burkhead and safety Daimion Stafford, and kicker Brett Maher got a second opportunity to impress scouts after their workouts in Indianapolis.

In addition to the three Combine participants, the Huskers' 2012 senior class was represented from the offense by tight ends Ben Cotton and Kyler Reed and offensive guard Seung Hoon Choi. From the defense, seven members of last year's senior class took part in Pro Day including Joseph Carter, Will Compton, Eric Martin, Cameron Meredith, P.J. Smith, Daimion Stafford and Alonzo Whaley. Defensive tackle Baker Steinkuhler was also on hand at the Pro Day, but unable to particpate following knee surgery. - Nebraska football

01/01/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: DE Eric Martin came on strong over the last half of the season, and is Nebraska's biggest playmaker on defense. The former linebacker has found at home at defensive end, where he's the biggest, and, really only threat up front. - The Sports Xchange

12/04/2012 - 2012 ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): DL Eric Martin, Nebraska, has been selected First Team All-Big Ten (Media selection) for the 2012 college football season. Martin ranks among the Big Ten leaders in sacks and tackles for loss with 8.5 sacks and 17 tackles for loss. Martin has been at his best in conference play, recording five sacks and 10 tackles for loss. Martin's choice marks the fourth time in Bo Pelini's five seasons Nebraska has had a first-team all-conference defensive lineman. - Nebraska football

12/04/2012 - 2012 ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DL Eric Martin, Nebraska, has been selected Second Team All-Big Ten (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. Martin ranks among the Big Ten leaders in sacks and tackles for loss with 8.5 sacks and 17 tackles for loss. Martin has been at his best in conference play, recording five sacks and 10 tackles for loss. Martin's choice marks the fourth time in Bo Pelini's five seasons Nebraska has had a first-team all-conference defensive lineman. - Nebraska football

11/27/2012 - 11/26/12 NFL DRAFT SCOUT RISER: 11/26/12 NFL DRAFT SCOUT RISER: 3. Eric Martin, DE, Nebraska...The Big Ten has several notable pass rushers, including John Simon and William Gholston, but the most underrated edge rusher in the conference might be Nebraska defensive end Eric Martin, who currently ranks second in the Big Ten with 8.5 sacks. Against Iowa he had an impressive state line with seven tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack and a forced fumble, routinely putting pressure on the Hawkeyes' backfield. Martin uses his long arms well to rip past blockers, sticking his foot in the ground and exploding to the play.

Martin is a little tight-jointed, but has the quick feet to drop and cover in space, making plays away from the line of scrimmage. He plays the game with a physical attitude and arrives to the ballcarrier with a nasty demeanor, making him a tough player to contain. Against the Hawkeyes, Martin dominated single blocks all game and was tough to contain, using his first step quickness and his aggressive hands to bully blockers backwards. Although his durability is a question mark, Martin has boosted his draft stock from an undrafted free agent to a third day possibility. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

 
 
LATEST NEWS
04/29/2013 - New Orleans Saints Announce 2013 Rookie Free Agent Class...Eric Martin - Linebacker, Nebraska (6-2, 250): Martin, who will compete at linebacker in the Saints' 3-4 alignment, moved into the starting lineup for the Cornhuskers as a senior at defensive end in 2012 and led the team with 8.5 sacks and 18 tackles for a loss, earning First Team All-Big Ten honors by writers and the Big Ten Network. - NewOrleansSaints.com

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