Sunday, April 30, 2006

Pack Takes a QB at #148

With the 148th pick in the draft, the Packers chose Ingle Martin, quarterback from Furman.

OK, it was almost a no-brainer that the Pack would take a QB somewhere along the way today. I thought it would be Omar Jacobs. He was still available at this pick. The Packers opted for Martin, however.

Here's what's Prospect Profiles says about Martin:

"Martin is a very interesting prospect because, other than the ideal height, he has all the physical tools to be a good starting quarterback in the NFL. He started his college career at Florida and transferred to Furman, where he became their starting quarterback (and starting punter) and carried their offense on his back. He is going to have to adjust to the huge jump in talent from Furman to the NFL, but will also need to get used to playing in more common NFL offenses where he will have to line up under center which he did not do at Furman very often. He has the quick feet to set-up and get rid of the ball quickly and, when he strides into his throws, he shows the ability to make deep throws with very good zip and accuracy. He is going to need time to make the adjustment to the NFL, but he is the perfect small-school prospect and will eventually develop into a good NFL starter. He will need at least a season or two as a backup, and may be best suited to going to NFL Europe for a season to get re-acquainted with playing in games when he has to lineup under center."