PFF scouting report: Ross Martin, K, Duke

Gordon McGuinness and the PFF draft team break down the play of Duke' Ross Martin ahead of the 2016 NFL draft.

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PFF scouting report: Ross Martin, K, Duke


Below is the PFF draft profile for Duke’s Ross Martin, which incorporates PFF’s college grades and scouting intel from our team of analysts. To see all of PFF’s 2016 scouting reports, click here.

Position fit:

Kicker

Stats to know:

Connected on all four field goal attempts of 50+ yards in 2015.

What he does best:

• Highest-graded kicker on field goals in this draft class at +4.5.

• Four-for-four on field-goal attempts of 50+ yards in 2015, and eight-for-10 over his four-year college career. 80 percent accuracy on kicks of 50+ yards would have been good enough to tie for 10th amongst NFL kickers last year.

• Just one miss from 197 extra-point attempts over his four-year college career.

• Connected on 86.7 percent of field goals in 2015, which would have been good enough to tie for 15th in the NFL last season.

Biggest concerns:

• Inconsistent at times, made just 17 of the 21 field goal attempts at less than 40 yards.

• Longest field goal attempted at Duke was 53 yards. Accuracy-wise, he’s fine from 50+, but you’d like to see some bigger kicks to test his range.

Bottom line:

Martin is an interesting kicker prospect because he was actually more accurate on kicks of 40+ yards in 2015 than he was on kicks under that distance. He didn’t miss a single kick under 40 yards in 2014, though, and his college resumé should earn him a shot in the NFL.

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