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Starting experience, little bit I watched on him showed good movement. Able to engage in space and on the move. A decent zone blocker with some push. 

Not likely coming here to be a day 1 starter without truly earning it, but it does give depth and prevents the team going into the draft absolutely in desperation for a guard.

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No name in the title so I expected a bum. Low and behold, I've never heard of him and he's from the Browns.


Let's see what the Googleizer says about him.

6'3" 320lbs. So far so good.

Prepped at Crenshaw (Calif.) High, where he won two L.A. City championships. Cracked the lineup as a true freshman in 2011, starting the final 10 games at left guard. Started 10 of 12 games at left guard in 2012. Moved to center in 2013 and started all 13 games played. Dislocated his left kneecap and sustained a high left ankle sprain against UCLA, knocking him out of the Las Vegas Bowl against Fresno State. Team captain. Did not perform at the combine because of left knee injury (medical exclusion).


Big. From Crenshaw. Team captain.


Pick 70 overall in 2014:

  • SELECTED BY: 49ers
  • ROUND: 3
  • PICK (OVERALL): 6 (70)

"This was the No. 1 center on my board. This is a big-bodied kid who fits exactly what San Francisco is ... a big, powerful, run-the-football kind of team." -- Mike Mayock


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Marcus Martin (C)

HT: 6'3" WT: 320LBS.




HANDS: 10"

  • SELECTED BY: 49ers
  • ROUND: 3
  • PICK (OVERALL): 6 (70)



Thick and wide-bodied. Walls off and seals defenders. Can work his hips to maneuver and seal. Athletic enough to step to the second level. Plays with his head on a swivel. Good anchor ability in pass protection -- can dig his cleats in the ground vs. big-bodied pluggers and match size with size. Three-year starter with experience at guard and center. Was a 20-year-old junior.


A bit knock-kneed and pigeon-toed with herky-jerky movement. Soft puncher. Gets top-heavy and bends at the waist. Average initial quickness, balance and sustain. Ordinary hip snap -- power element missing. Limited lateral agility and recovery ability. Struggles to connect with moving targets. Is not a strong finisher or an aggressive go-getter. Does not dominate the way he is capable. Only bench pressed 225 pounds 23 times at the combine.

Draft Projection

Rounds 2-3

Bottom Line

Outstanding-sized, barrel-chested finesse pivot with center-guard versatility. Grades out highly as a position-sustain blocker and possesses untappped strength and power in his body. Lacks desirable grit, toughness and finishing strength to maximize his talent and is stronger than he plays. Has instant-starter potential as a center or right guard, but could stand to benefit from some time to be groomed.

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