Matt Williamson of ESPN (and Scouts, Inc.) on Buccaneer...

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Matt Williamson of ESPN (and Scouts, Inc.) on Buccaneers rookie RB Doug Martin: "I fully expect Martin to take over the lead back spot in Tampa Bay before very long. Martin is exactly what Greg Schiano is looking for at the position. The Buccaneers will be a run-first team and have invested quite a bit in their offensive line to pave the way. A great interior runner who also is very effective outside the tackles and as a receiver, Martin is in line for a lot of touches. The Buccaneers did not trade back into the first round to select a running back to not use him. And because LeGarrette Blount is a liability in the passing game, the door is wide open for Martin to thrive."

Fantasy Impact: 

The Buccaneers didn't draft Martin in the first round to back up Blount, so all signs point to Martin getting every opportunity to take over RB1 duties. But his college production (namely his 4.9 YPC against inferior competition in the Mountain West Conference) doesn't jibe with all the love he has been getting from scouts.

Filed Under: 2012, Preseason

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