Mike Martin is not the kind of prospect that is going to snap necks with his amazing measurables. But, as a former wrestler, Martin is a hard worker that makes up for his lack of finesse with sheer power.
As a senior, he recorded 3.5 sacks from the defensive tackle position, which exhibits his limits as a pass-rusher. But Martin is a force to be reckoned with in the run game, as he made an astounding 10 tackles in the Sugar Bowl against Virginia Tech.
Here is how Pro Football Weekly summarizes Martin's game:
Thickly built, athletic, hustle player with outstanding weight-room strength and a standout wrestling background who endured coaching turnover and showed grit playing out of position as a younger player. Better football player than measurables suggest.
At 6'1", 307 lbs, Martin is a better fit as a 5-technique in a 3-4 defense in the NFL. He lacks the pass-rush ability to excel as a 3-technique, but if asked to clog up running lanes and allow for linebackers to flow freely, Martin can be quite effective.
In terms of intangible, Martin plays hard on every play and will be an excellent presence in the locker room.
His upside is somewhat limited compared to other defensive tackle prospects, but with the Tennessee Titans, he can provide great value, especially in shoring up their run defense. And against their AFC South rivals, that's no small feat.