For all the 2012 NFL draft prospects at the Senior Bowl, this is their chance to either confirm the solid play they've put on tape in their college career, or show the progress they've made since their freshman year. With NFL scouts and personnel staff watching very closely during the first three days of team practices, many of come away with new impressions or reinforced opinions of the players they evaluated. Wes Bunting of the National Football Post spent the week talking with scouts and drawing his own insights on the best players in attendance, and a member of the Boise State Broncos made is list.
Boise State running back Doug Martin comes in as the No. 9 overall prospect at the Senior Bowl, according to Bunting. The 5'9" running back may not have a top 40 time, but Bunting sees plenty of potential in him:
Martin isn't a dynamic size/speed guy, but there aren't many negatives to his game. 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. He might fall a bit because he doesn't run overly well, but he has the skill set to start in the league.
As for potential fits in the NFL, Bunting notes that the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers would all be a great place for Martin to land on draft day.
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