Draft Profile: BioCarlton Martial from McGill Toolen High School was rated a Following high school, Martial opted to join Troy.
In 2018 as a freshman Martial saw action in 12 games and played on a total of 426 snaps for the Trojans. He recorded 44 tackles, 17 assists, while adding 39 stops. In coverage Martial notched up one pass break up, no interceptions, and a QB rating when targetted of 102.8. As a pass rusher, he added 17 total pressures, which included 10 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and 3 sacks on the season.
As a sophomore for the Trojans in 2019 Martial played in 12 games and took part on 837 snaps for the Trojans. He recorded 93 tackles, 30 assists, while adding 64 stops. In coverage Martial made 3 pass break ups, 3 interceptions, and a QB rating when targetted of 51.7. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 25 total pressures, and 18 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and 3 sacks during the year.
In 2020 as a junior Martial played in 11 games and contributed on 713 snaps. He recorded 86 tackles, 23 assists, while making 56 stops. In coverage Martial chalked up one pass break up, one interception, and a QB rating when targetted of 89.3. As a pass rusher, he produced 10 total pressures, which included 8 QB hurries, one QB hit, and one sack on the year.
In 2021 as a senior Martial logged playing time in 12 games and logged a total of 699 snaps for the Trojans. He also added 81 tackles, 34 assists, and 52 stops. While in coverage Martial made 2 pass break ups, one interception, and a QB rating when targetted of 78.6. As a pass rusher, he tallied 18 total pressures, which included 13 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and 2 sacks on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Flashes closing speed and agility to reach passers from the blind side or up the middle before they can escape.
- Reads quarterbacks eyes and reacts quickly to targets in zone coverage.
- Work in progress as a pass rusher, with upfield burst and flexibility to dip and scrape.
- Good closing speed with long arms to drag down quarterbacks and running backs.
- Greet feel in coverage. Often arrives at the receiver at the same time as the ball, giving up few yards after the catch. Possesses straight-line speed to stay with or chase down receivers in man.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Loses size battle to many tight ends and is easily pushed away on out routes.
- Attacks the line but needs work on stacking and shedding blocks.
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