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Welcome,young sir,to the Redskins. Get ready. It can get a little wild. :) 

 

 

WES MARTIN

INDIANA

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Prospect Grade

5.48

NFL BACKUP OR SPECIAL TEAMS POTENTIAL

 

Wes Martin Draft Profile

 

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Overview

Three-year starter and two-time team captain who combines brains and brawn at his left guard spot. Like most Indiana blockers, he's well-schooled and ahead of the game from a technique standpoint. He has functional athleticism but is better suited firing out that pulling or playing in space. He has NFL strength, but he plays with a lack of kneed bend that can limit his ability to anchor in both run and pass blocking. Martin offers plus value on Day 3 as a good backup with eventual starter's potential.

Strengths

Threw up 38 bench reps at his pro day and power shows on field

Big, broad upper body and wears his weight well

Settles into blocks with good width and balanced base

Shuffles feet and hips into position to wall off angle blocks

Operates with tempo and patience on combos

Strong grip with solid sustain

Shows ability to make sudden block adjustments when needed

Accelerates to dot down block targets

Keeps hands inside the target area with punch

Eyes process quickly in pass protection

Quick to recognize and pass off twists

Slides feet to protect his gaps rather than lunge

 

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Gotta say, this pick isn't looking good at all lol...at least when measured by guard rankings. The only place so far that I've found him listed in the rankings had him at #52 and projected as an undrafted free agent.

 

 

This write up is better (from the Chiefs' perspective):

 

Wes Martin OG Indiana

In Martin’s first three seasons at Bloomington he’s played in 38 games and started in 31 games along the offensive line for the Indiana Hoosiers.

 

Now entering his redshirt senior season, Martin is one of the veteran leaders of his team. In 2017 he was voted in as team captain. He helped lead the Hoosiers offense to a solid season running the ball in 2017 with his strength, leadership, and technical expertise on the field.

 

His 2017 season as a pass-blocker was even more impressive. According to PFF, in 569 total pass blocking snaps, Martin didn’t allow a single sack.

 

At 6-foot-3 and 310 pounds, he’s one of the more athletic offensive linemen that Indiana has on the team.

 

For the Chiefs, Martin could be that integral interior piece that could play all three positions along the offensive interior. Personally I’d love to see him locked up as the Chiefs starting left guard.

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I was wrong in the Love thread thinking we'd get a lineman or two today but likely ones with vast upside rather than kind of known ability.   This guy is kind of known.   Immensely strong and I think the second most reps on the bench at the combine.    Considering we tend to get overwhelmed with fatties on the inside having that strength is probably an ok thing.   This is a TRUE ass guard and I think given Roullier is not that mobile this guy's lack of mobility really leans us toward a zone blocking scheme as we are not that flexible on pulls if this guy gets in.   Of course we do have Flowers and Cooper to have that I suppose.   Pretty standard fourth rounder.   Hope he doesn't suck.

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Welcome Big Wes 

 

http://draftanalyst.com/wesley-martin

 

Tough, small-area blocker with outstanding strength at the point. Patient and shows a good feel for blocking. Blocks with a nasty attitude and works to annihilate opponents. Sets with a wide base and bends his knees. Keeps his head on a swivel and shows good awareness. Works well with linemates, stays square and makes terrific use of positioning to seal defenders from the action. Very effective fighting with his hands.

 

https://amp.indystar.com/amp/1142993002

 

From farm boy to football: Wes Martin brings country strong to IU

 

https://www.daytondailynews.com/sports/archdeacon-nfl-prospect-wes-martin-big-guy-with-even-bigger-heart/vojzNnFvZKMZ7dJvLoNTiL/amp.html

 

Archdeacon: NFL prospect Wes Martin — a big guy with an even bigger heart

 

 

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https://corner.bigblueinteractive.com/index.php?mode=2&thread=579222

 

" There's very good reason that Martin has drawn such attention. In 2017, among the 298 major college offensive guards to start at least five games, only the Hoosier and Notre Dame's Quenton Nelson did not allow their quarterback to get sacked. Martin accomplished that feat while being on the field for 569 pass snaps. Nelson only appeared in 352 aerial plays. Martin was also the only offensive lineman to not allow a tackle-for-loss, nor any quarterback pressures, among the sixty-plus starters along the front walls for Big Ten Conference teams. "

"Has the second-highest blocking grade the last 4 years among OGs & benches 510.

He has not let up a sack in three years at the center position, is a former High School National Champion at wrestling "

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4 minutes ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

 

 

https://corner.bigblueinteractive.com/index.php?mode=2&thread=579222

 

" There's very good reason that Martin has drawn such attention. In 2017, among the 298 major college offensive guards to start at least five games, only the Hoosier and Notre Dame's Quenton Nelson did not allow their quarterback to get sacked. Martin accomplished that feat while being on the field for 569 pass snaps. Nelson only appeared in 352 aerial plays. Martin was also the only offensive lineman to not allow a tackle-for-loss, nor any quarterback pressures, among the sixty-plus starters along the front walls for Big Ten Conference teams. "

"Has the second-highest blocking grade the last 4 years among OGs & benches 510.

He has not let up a sack in three years at the center position, is a former High School National Champion at wrestling "

 

So why is he practically missing completely from guard and player rankings? lol...I mean, one list I looked at had the top 350 players (all positions) and he wasn't on it. Top 40 ranked guards...not on there. He sounds promising as at least depth, though.

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3 minutes ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

Why do I feel like Martin and Scherff are going to be hanging out a lot, in their off time.

 

Not that there's anything wrong with that...

 

 

1 minute ago, Larry said:

He has a neck.  Now I'm mad.  

 

i bet it's Photoshopped...

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WESLEY ALLEN "Wes" MARTIN
Left Offensive Guard
Indiana University Hoosiers
#76
6:02.6-316
West Milton, Ohio
Milton-Union High School

OVERVIEW
Most of the Indiana staff simply calls Wesley Allen Martin "country strong," but one look at his dominance in the trenches and performances in the weight room makes scouts wonder if there might be a red cape and a large "S" on his shirt under his uniform. With 535-pound bench press and a 655-pound squat, perhaps the coaches should see if Martin might have a can of green paint in his locker room that he splashes on to bring a gridiron version of the "Hulk" to the playing field each Saturday.

Yet, it is his maturity, his field savvy, his leadership that have the same scouts comparing him to another "country strong" offensive guard, Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Famer - Will Shields. In fact, if you look at the Chiefs' scouting department itinerary, you might see that a few scouts are racking up some frequent flier miles from their regular visits to see Martin and the rest of his line-mates in action. Still, it is the two-time team captain that is capturing lots of attention as organizations begin the process of analyzing talent available for the 2019 NFL Draft.

In a recent scouting organization meeting, analysts consider Martin to be an extremely polished guard, one who is a disciplined and NFL-ready player who likely will warrant a starting spot immediately through his play. He is a technician on the field and is a powerhouse whom the scouts have greatly enjoyed watching, as they respect his overall offensive line play. He is very quick off the ball to get into his block and is able to shuffle nicely to avoid trash when pulling or down blocking.

Once engaged, Martin's outstanding strength comes into play, as he is a force when anchoring and holding his ground, yet, he has the balance needed to easily get out in front on traps and pulls into the second level. He demonstrates a good snap-upon contact with defenders and is usually the one providing the drive-back pressure on his man. Once locked on his blocking assignment, the left guard can drive and maneuver them at will, thanks to his very strong upper body.

Martin is also extremely controlled in his movements, and he has body control and overall balance that is rare for a man his size. He is athletic on the move and can key-in and adjust well on his moving target. It's nearly impossible to find any weak points in Martin's pass protection ability and the scouts cite that as a key reason why they feel he is the most underrated guard in his draft class.

There's very good reason that Martin has drawn such attention. In 2017, among the 298 major college offensive guards to start at least five games, only the Hoosier and Notre Dame's Quenton Nelson did not allow their quarterback to get sacked. Martin accomplished that feat while being on the field for 569 pass snaps. Nelson only appeared in 352 aerial plays. Martin was also the only offensive lineman to not allow a tackle-for-loss, nor any quarterback pressures, among the sixty-plus starters along the front walls for Big Ten Conference teams.
 

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Is this pick a sign our scouting department is looking beyond CBS sports and ESPN prospect rankings and may know something??  Kid had a hell of a highlight reel vs. Michigan. Liking the idea we may have snagged a gem. 

 

Thing I like most (outside from gorilla strength), 2 year captain.

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