In today’s NFL, you can never have enough talent in the secondary. In Round 4, the Bills go with the best player on the board and take Illinois defensive back Jartavius Martin.
Last year with the Illini, Martin lined up primarily in the slot. But, he projects as a guy defensive coordinators could have some fun with, placing him in multiple spots if necessary. Martin can play both safety positions, outside corner and slot corner. His best trait is that he’s one of the most sure tacklers at the position in this year’s draft class.
Martin stands 5-foot-11, giving him average size for the position. But, his closing speed is there and he takes solid angles, similar to the aforementioned Jordan Battle. In getting Martin, along with Battle, the Bills defense gets a whole lot better and more versatile.
Martin has also played special teams and stands out in that area, too. He’s a guy that will do anything asked of him and do it at a high level, although projects best as either a slot corner or potentially outside.