View Full Version : Martin Nance, WR

John Matrix
01-20-2006, 11:05 AM
If the Chiefs can't get Huff, Kiwi, or Holmes at #20, then I'd like to see them trade down to 25-28 and see if they can pick up an extra 3rd rounder in the process. By doing so, they can draft Claude Wroten, DT, with their 1st rounder, and use the extra 3rd for a guy like Nance, who I feel might slip b/c of his lack of great 40 speed.

From Scouts, Inc.


Strengths: He has great size and good speed for his size. Is tall, well-built and muscular. He tends to build speed as he goes, but does have good top-end speed for his size. He has long arms, great height and impressive leaping ability -- he reportedly as a vertical leap of 34.5. He comes down with a lot of jump balls and is a true threat on fade routes and in the red zone. His size, wingspan and leaping ability make him a potential mismatch versus smaller DB's in man-coverage. He is a savvy route runner. Not explosive but smooth as a route runner. He will doe a great job of finding soft spots in zone. He isn't afraid to go over the middle. His hands are very reliable. He has big hands and good concentration. Will pluck the ball on the run and also shows the consistent ability to make the tough catch in traffic. He adjusts well to the deep ball and can catch over his shoulder. He has good sideline awareness and is a tough runner after the catch. He shows good vision and some quickness as a runner. He lacks explosive speed but is shifty and has better yards-after-catch production than most players like him. He is a willing blocker with good size and technique. A high-character player with no off-the-field issues. Quiet demeanor but competitive.

Weaknesses: Durability is a concern following season-ending knee injury in 2004. He is fluid but lacks suddenness. He gears down too much when getting into his breaks and he also lacks explosive burst out of his breaks. He is deceptively fast but it takes him a while to reach top speed. He's not going to run away from many defenders in the NFL. He may have a more difficult time separating from man-coverage at the next level, as well, due to his lack of explosive top-end speed.

01-20-2006, 11:44 AM
He's a first round guy. He won't make it to the third. Prior to his injury in 2004 it was reported that he ran in the 4.3 range.

He's one of those decetively fast guys like LJ.

01-20-2006, 04:38 PM
Nance isn't close to a 1st rounder at the moment. Late round 2 guy at this point.

01-20-2006, 07:14 PM
I bet he doesnt make it to the third round though.

01-20-2006, 08:47 PM
Well, he doesn't fit what we have been drafting at WR the past 5 years. Hopefully the thinking has changed a little, Nance is 6'5 and we have a ton of midget's.