Marcus Martin At Combine

Center Marcus Martin’s stock has been rising but his benchpress was near the bottom of the offensive linemen today. Martin did just 23 reps on the benchpress. Only 10 of the 40 linemen at the combine did fewer reps. Full results here:

Russell Bodine, North Carolina – 42

Matt Feiler, Bloomsburg – 36

Tyler Larsen, Utah State – 36

Corey Linsley, Ohio State – 36

Antonio Richardson, Tennessee – 36

Brandon Thomas, Clemson 35

Greg Robinson, Auburn – 32

Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State, 30

Brandon Linder, Miami – 30

John Urschel, Penn State – 30

Taylor Lewan, Michigan – 29

Zack Martin, Notre Dame – 29

Chris Watt, Notre Dame – 20

Jack Mewhort, Ohio State – 28

Jonotthan Harrison, Florida – 27

Kadeem Edwards, Tennessee State – 26

Cameron Fleming, Stanford – 26

Ryan Groy, Wisconsin – 26

Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt – 26

Zach Fulton, Tennessee – 25

Cyril Richardson, Baylor – 25

Weston Richburg, Colorado State – 25

Xavier Su’a-Filo, UCLA – 25

Billy Turner, North Dakota State – 25

Trai Turner, LSU – 25

Jake Matthews, Texas A&M – 24

Justin Britt, Missouri – 23

Dakota Dozier, Furman – 23

Marcus Martin, USC – 23

Matthew Paradis, Boise State – 23

Joel Bitonio, Nevada – 22

Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma – 22

Ja’Wuan James, Tennessee – 22

Matt Patchan, Boston College – 22

James Stone, Tennessee – 22

David Yankey, Stanford – 22

Conor Boffeli, Iowa – 21

Cyrus Kouanddio, Alabama – 21

Charles Leno Jr., Boise State – 21

Travis Swanson, Arkansas – 20

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  • Wayne Lusvardi

    Martin was injured and in rehab so I think that had a lot to do with his performance. Ever have a sports injury? If you have you know what I mean.

    • SUCC de trop

      If that was the case why not wait until SUCC’s pro day. Of course ” If you have you know what I mean.”

      • Cheap seats

        Or skip the bench press. I think you can skip certain events.

        • SUCC de trop

          Sounds reasonable too me. Personally, I would rather have an O lineman with superior technique than the strongest O lineman.

          • TrojanFan3.0

            Dude, you’re getting weak on us….haha!!!

    • marvgoux1

      Xavier Su’a-Filo barely beat Martin.

      • SUCC de trop

        I doubt Xavier was competing.

        • Marv Elapes

          True, he is a ruin.

        • TrojanFan3.0

          That’s why he chose ucla!


    That is WEAK. I’m saying it right to your face Martin. WEAK.

    • TrojanFan3.0

      Wolf and bucket combined could not even do one rep. now that’s WEAK!

  • Cheap seats

    Why is the bench press even considered a measure of a football player’s strength? Why not squats, deadlifts, or snatches?