As San Francisco 49ers C Marcus Martin prepares for his first career NFL start he seems to be poised beyond his years. From being the last man in the green room on draft day to being in the spotlight as he spoke with the 49ers beat writers today, Martin looks the part of a mature young man ready for his chance to showcase his talent.
An opportunity that came to fruition as C Daniel Kilgore broke his leg against the Denver Broncos, Martin will now get his chance to shine as he becomes the signal-caller on the 49ers offensive line. However, Martin doesn’t feel like he’s out of the loop despite not playing a single snap. “We’ve been doing this things since camp…and being hurt I had a great opportunity to soak up a lot of knowledge sitting in the back in meetings.”
CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco then asked if he took mental reps in the film-room when he was injured, “I spent every moment of these first seven games with coach on the sideline,” Martin said. He went on to say that most guys fall off mentally and just focus on the physical aspect rather than both and that’s where Martin seems to have the advantage.
With the 49ers looking to start their rookie third-round pick (No. 70), it will be fun to watch this rookie rise, as he was a first-round talent taken in the third-round.