BOISE, ID - OCTOBER 22: Doug Martin #22 of the Boise State Broncos runs the ball for a touchdown against the Air Force Falcons at Bronco Stadium on October 22, 2011 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)
The second-round pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has rolled around in the SB Nation Mock Draft, and I had the honor of making that selection. After picking Morris Claiborne in the first round, the Bucs had two major holes left: at linebacker and running back. Keep in mind that Tanard Jackson was still on the roster when I first made this pick.
With Zach Brown, Lavonte David, Lamar Miller, David Wilson, Mychal Kendricks and Doug Martin all available I had plenty of choices to make - and in the end, I went with the Boise State running back. The more I see of Martin, the more I love him as a player: he's versatile, powerful and can develop into a real feature back. Most importantly for the Bucs, he's very experienced in the passing game. The Ray Rice comparisons that I've been hearing make sense, and would certainly appeal to Rice's former college coach Greg Schiano.
If you want to read the full explanation and Dan Kadar's reaction to the pick, head on over to Mocking the Draft.