Scouting Report: Kareem Martin

Thomas Frank Carr

ESPN Radio 1450 Draft Analyst

Kareem Martin

DE Sr. North Carolina



Height: 6’6”                           Weight: 272               Arm length: 35”                           40 yard Dash: 4.72

Broad Jump: 129 in          Bench: 22                      Vertical jump: 35.5                    20 yard Shuttle: 4.33          

 


Strengths

·         Huge, lanky 4-3 defensive left end

·         Very long arms

·         Great speed

·         Reads plays well and plays with good awareness

·         Football smarts

Weaknesses

·         Doesn’t explode up field off the snap

·         Plays with way too high a pad level

·         Doesn’t play with urgency

·         Doesn’t have very good functional strength, needs to use his size

·         Stiff hipped

·         Can improve run defense

·         Needs to continue to improve pass rushing moves

Analysis:

Martin is a big bodied, prototype left defensive end. He’s got a narrow frame but his long arms, good speed, and football IQ make him an excellent developmental project for a 4-3 team. He doesn’t have many pass rushing moves right now and he needs to improve his consistency overall but he has flashes of dominance in his game. A team that needs depth and can take a risk that he never gets it should draft Martin in the mid rounds.