FORT COLLINS, CO - OCTOBER 15: Running back Doug Martin #22 of the Boise State Broncos eludes the defense of Dominique Vinson #24, Ivory Herd #7 and Austin Gray #12 of the Colorado State Rams for a first quarter touchdown at Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium on October 15, 2011 in Fort Collins, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded back up with the Denver Broncos to select running back Doug Martin out of Boise State. The Bucs have filled a major need with Martin, who is an all-around running back who can run, catch and pass-block. He could step right in as a three-down starter, but
Doug Martin is a well-built, powerful running back who was the second-best running back in the draft, behind Trent Richardson. He's powerful and has a low center of gravity, and has the ability to be a bellcow running back. He'll be a complement to Legarrette Blount, and should be of big help as a third-down back. The only real knock on him is that he lacks great speed. He's reminiscent of Ray Rice, who played under Greg Schiano at Rutgers.
The trade up cost receiving the 31st overall pick and the 126th overall pick, while giving up the 36th overall pick and the 101st pick. The Bucs swapped fourth-round pick and late-first-round/early-second-round picks.
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