After trading their seventh round pick to the Dolphins to switch places with them in the fifth round, the Tennessee Titans closed out their portion of the 2012 draft by using their sixth and final pick to select drafted S Markelle Martin, Oklahoma State, with their sixth round pick.
Martin was a three-year starter at OSU and earned first-team All-Big12 honors following his senior season. He was projected as a mid-round draft pick but had a knee injury in January and missed the combine, which could be why he fell to the sixth round.
He should provide needed depth at safety and could be in line to replace Michael Griffin next year.
His scouting reports indicate he’s fast and athletic, with the ability to play either safety position, though he’s better suited as a free safety. Here are scouting reports from NFLDraftScout.com, DraftCountdown.com and SportsIllustrated.com.