The 2012 NFL draft is full of names already considered to be household, as well as those names that comprise the sliding scale of degrees of anonymity, and running back Doug Martin of Boise State is a player poised to move from the latter category to the former.
Although Martin may not be the first name many associate with the Broncos, his offensive versatility and statistical contributions were every bit as paramount to the team's success as quarterback Kellen Moore's.
At no point during his senior season was his significance more abundantly apparent than in Boise State's 56-24 win over Arizona State in the Las Vegas Bowl, Martin's last collegiate contest. He finished with 301 all-purpose yards, including 151 on the ground, in addition to running back the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown. This was the first time that such a monumental opening had been rendered by a player in a bowl game since Ohio State's Ted Ginn did it in the 2007 BCS title game.
Being that Martin is projected to go no earlier than the second round, here are five reasons why he will be a potential steal in the upcoming draft this April.