Friday, April 27, 2012
Mike Martin to Tennessee
By Michael Rothstein
Former Michigan defensive tackle Mike Martin is in the NFL.
Martin, who was a three-year starter for the Wolverines and a team captain in 2011, was the first Michigan player taken in the 2012 NFL Draft, going to Tennessee in the third round at pick No. 82 overall.
Martin had 172 tackles, 25 tackles for loss and 10 sacks in his career. As a senior, he had 64 tackles, six tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks.
The last time Michigan had a player drafted in the third round was 2008, when Shawn Crable went to New England with the No. 78 pick and Mario Manningham went to the New York Giants at pick No. 95.
Last five No. 82 selections: 2011 -- Vincent Brown, San Diego State (San Diego); 2010 -- Emmanuel Sanders, SMU (Pittsburgh); 2009 -- Derrick Williams, Penn State (Detroit); 2008 -- DaJuan Morgan, N.C. State (Kansas City); 2007 -- Tank Tyler, N.C. State (Kansas City)