Martin Emerson

Martin Emerson

Measurements
  • Height
    6020
  • Hand
    10 1/8
  • VJ
  • Weight
    201lbs
  • Arm
    33 1/2
  • Speed
    4.53
CB Combine Averages
  • Height
    5113
  • Hand
    9 1/4
  • VJ
    37
  • Weight
    192lbs
  • Arm
    31 1/2
  • Speed
    4.49
Isaiah Wingfield - Scout
Martin Emerson
  • Overall Rank
    70
  • Position Rank
    9
  • Position
    CB
  • Age
    21.7 Years
  • Team
    MISSISSIPPI ST

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles PBUs Yds/Cov Snap Sacks Misc. Stats
2019 13 31 1 1.11 0 TFL 1
2020 11 72 11 0.75 0 TFL 2
2021 12 49 3 0.96 0 TFL 0

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Martin Emerson is rangy with ideal weight distribution. He did not miss a game due to injury in his three-year career.

  • Size
    8
  • Length
    8
  • Frame/Durability
    7
Grade 7.7

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

An aggressive corner with above the line instincts. He shows quick processing in zone coverages to read route concepts. He reads the quarterback well, feels WR movement in his blind spot, and comes downhill to make impact plays. He plays double moves responsibly in man coverage, with no hesitation in his first break and discipline to keep eyes on the receiver to stay on top of his second. He runs through pass catchers and ball carriers to make leveling tackles.

  • Toughness
    8
  • Instincts
    7
  • Effort/Motor
    8
Grade 7.7

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

A strong athlete with outstanding length, average long speed, and adequate burst. His outstanding play strength is evident on tape. He wins with physicality in his off catch technique. Coming downhill at the attack point, he levels pass catchers. His size, paired with his adequate hip fluidity and burst, made him effective in off man coverage. Against shiftier receivers, his limited suddenness/twitch leaves him beat in his off catch technique, where lateral quickness to stay in front is a requirement. He has enough speed to run vertically with smaller, faster pass catchers. When he does get hands on smaller receivers, he’s capable of knocking them down completely.

  • Explosiveness
    6
  • Speed
    5
  • Body Control
    6
  • Flexibility/Bend
    5
  • Change of Direction
    6
  • Play Strength
    8
Grade 6.0

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

His press technique is not refined; while he can win at the LOS with his long arms and physicality, his feet get stuck grounded or outside his frame when he throws his jam. He excels in off technique; he’s comfortable working a slow backpedal into his catch technique in man or playing an open skate technique in zone. His pad level fluctuates, but he shows adequate hip fluidity and above the line plant and drive. When the ball is caught, Emerson lowers his shoulder to tackle like a hard-hitting safety; he attacks the ball with intent to run through the receiver or running back. Before the ball is caught, his above the line plant and drive and long arms make him disruptive at the catch point.

  • Hip Fluidity
    6
  • Burst to Close
    6
  • Plant and Drive
    7
  • Run Support
    8
  • Cover Ability
    5
  • Twitch/Suddenness
    4
  • Backpedal
    7
  • Ball Skills
    5
Grade 6.0

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Martin Emerson was a consensus three-star recruit entering Mississippi State. He was selected as a PFF Honorable Mention All-American, PFF Second-Team All-SEC, and two-time SEC All-Academic Honor Roll throughout his three-year career. Emerson is a big, physical CB with outstanding length and play strength. He is not twitchy but is efficient with his feet in space, has above the line plant and drive, and is aggressive at the catch and attack point. While he is effective in both zone and man coverage as an off corner, his lack of reps and consistency in press man means he is not a fit for all teams. His blend of length, burst, and average speed fits a CB2 for Cover 3 or two high quarters scheme as a field, off corner. Emerson projects as a Day 2 prospect.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • AT Arkansas
  • Jan - 01 - 1970
  • Won with strength and speed in off and press against physical Treylon Burks
  • iconWorst Game
  • v NC State
  • Jan - 01 - 1970
  • Beat at LOS in press coverage: reached and stepped outside of his frame to lose deep down the field
Best Trait
Play Strength
Pro Comparison
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