Marvin is funny. Hilarious even. Every time I see him post here I have to laugh out loud. Surely he must have been a Court Jester in a previous life.
However, we're talking about Marcus Martin as a prospect, not just arguing in circles & splitting hairs right???
IMO Marcus Martin is meh.
Low SPARQ. i.e. so not the Seahawks type 'o flavor.
BUT... the Niners run a power running game, and now have added Martin & Hyde. Uff Da!
Now, is he functionally better than Goodwin right now this second? We'll see in a few months I guess.
Personally, I'm not certain he is a plug and play starter this year 'cuz he so young...
Youth and Potential vs. Age and Experience. A Classic battle. I wonder if their O-Line improves this year
Fast forwarding into the future...
Martin could be an All Pro...sure.
However, It's also quite probable he could be an average Guard/Center backup/depth player for a few years.
Personally, I view him simply as a cheap replacement for Iupati. Yet what the hell do I know? Nada.But If I was an opponent's GM
I would think Hmmm...
A solid move, and a good pick for the 49ers. And Great value. Wow.
(And yeah... How 32 teams could pass on this guy multiple times, for 2 days, was boggling me mind quite a while watching the draft. Especially New Orleans, which is where I thought he was headed. They needed a center badly, or so I supposed. I was wrong.
Oh well. They got Goodwin after June 1st instead. Touche'.)
Back to the Niners... IMO this was their best pick of the draft because they need that young depth.
And Marcus Martin is a young player that can fill multiple positions.
In summation, since he is a 49er... I must hate him forever
But can't we all just get along?