On the heels of Summer Swarm, SMSB and A4, Mike Martin holds a (free) youth football camp in Ann Arbor. In attendance were a number of alum, Mattison and a couple of Martin's teammates from the Titans.
Great group of people out with kids just starting to play the game.
Mike Martin is doing a Q&A tomorrow on facebook for American Muscle. Its at 12pm ET/11am CT. Link is here.
If you haven't checked out the show yet, its on Discovery at 9/8c. Looks like there is a story on Carson Butler this week too. Hopefully no engineers were harmed in the making of his segments.
Aaron Schatz over at ESPN put together a top 25 list of potential breakout players for this next season (LINK, $). Here's what he had to say about Martin, who came in at #17:
Martin, a third-round pick in the 2012 draft, led all Titans defensive tackles last year with 8.5 hurries. That's surprising considering he's more of a classic nose tackle rather than a penetrating three-technique. Scouts considered Martin a blue-collar grinder whose best strength was his solid base. But in his first year in Tennessee, he was faster than advertised and showed a variety of pass-rush moves. Martin was considered a possible first-round pick until he really struggled during his senior year at Michigan. That was partly due to a scheme change, although oddly, the new scheme he struggled in was actually more similar to what he's playing now in Tennessee. He should be in line for a jump in playing time despite the signing of Sammie Lee Hill.
A couple other notable players are Ronnell Lewis of the Lions (#23), and Ryan Mallett (#8).
days until Michigan takes the field in Ann Arbor.
Any Titans fans out there who can shed some light on who the projected starting D-line looks to be and where Martin fits in?
Day 2 begins. Will Mike Martin be taken ahead of Jerel Worthy? Discuss.