2012 Scouting Report: Markelle Martin, SS/FS, Oklahoma State Cowboys

This is our Markelle Martin scouting report. Martin is a safety for the Oklahoma State Cowboys. This is not a team known for it’s defense, but Martin can bring it. For all of our other scouting reports check out our scouting report page


6’1″ 207 pounds

32″ arms, 9 1/4″ hands, 19 bench press reps



2011 Season:

Games: 11

Tackles: 62

TFL: 4

Int: 0

Pass Defended: 10



Games: 46

Tackles: 167

TFL: 7

Int: 3

Pass Defended: 35




His best asset is his size/speed ratio

Able to play both SS in the box and FS centerfield

Hard hitter

Solid in coverage

Able to be a ST demon

Intelligent player

Plays with passion

 Considered a great leader and hard worker

Can lay walloping hits


Has bricks for hands

Does not attack the line of scrimmage well

Needs to make more big plays

Disappears in games

Bad open field tackler

Player Comparison:           Ken Hamlin


Round Projection:               Early third Round



Markelle Martin is a solid football player.  He is far from special.  He is consistent in coverage and hardly ever misses assignments…but he does not generate many big plays in any form. He has good speed and is a leader of the Cowboys defense so he is very intriguing in that manner.  He will be a capable starter in the NFL but not talked about much.  His consistency and versatility would appeal to teams such as Patriots, Colts, Ravens, Cowboys, Vikings, and 49ers somewhere in the 3rd Round.

NFLmocks preseason bio

Martin is a guy that combines his outstanding speed (4.43 40) with tackling ability (100 tackles over the last two seasons) and could make an impact in the NFL on special teams. He had 3 interceptions in 2010 and led the team with 11 pass breakups in 2009 as a sophomore. Sleeper at the safety position who might have limited upside,  but with a productive senior season could rocket up the draft boards because of his consistency, athleticism, and speed. 21 pass breakups over the last two seasons and an All-Conference player who will have three solid years of starting when all is said and done. Not an elite safety prospect at this point, but certainly a player to keep an eye on. Really dedicated himself off the field in the classroom, and has essentially turned his life around in that regard. Heads into the season as the essential “leader” of the Oklahoma State defense. Teams are going to pass on the depleted secondary, which could be an area of weakness, but keep an eye on this guy, he is a playmaker.


vs Arizona 2011

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