Boise St. Broncos running back Doug Martin doesn't carry the name recognition of Alabama's Trent Richardson and he doesn't come from the Miami Hurricanes, where Lamar Miller is the next running back from there to be an NFL Draft pick (Edgerrin James, Clinton Portis, Willis McGahee, Frank Gore), but he certainly has a future in the NFL. The National Football Post's Wes Bunting rates Martin as the No. 5 offensive prospect at the 2012 Senior Bowl:
Martin isn't a dynamic size/speed back, but there aren't many negatives to his game as a back. He plays fast, runs low, is natural through the line of scrimmage and has a skill set somewhat similar to former Alabama RB Mark Ingram last year. He might fall a bit because he doesn't run overly well, but he has the skill set to start in the league.
Martin could wind up going in Round 2, where backs like Virginia Tech's David Wilson and the Oregon Ducks' 5-foot-9 LaMichael James could also go off the board. Will Martin be the first Boise State player off the board?