With the Seahawks looking for an edge defender following the trade of Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril’s uncertain future, Martin could fill a key role for the team. Martin did not receive a combine invite from the NFL, so should meet the “chip on the shoulder” requirement with which the Seahawks have had success in recent seasons.
Jake is the brother of Josh Martin, a five-year NFL veteran who started nine games at linebacker for the Jets in 2017. Jake’s dream of joining his brother in the league became closer to a reality last fall, as he earned second-team All-American Athletic Conference honors with 39 tackles, 11 for loss, and eight sacks in 12 games. He had been a reserve all but one game the previous three years, recording 18 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 2016 after combining for 18 in 2014 (13, 1.5 for loss) and 2015 (five, 2.5 for loss, sack).
Here is what the Seahawks have done so far:
27. Rashaad Penny, RB, San Diego State
79. Rasheem Green, DL, USC
120. Will Dissly, TE, Washington
141. Shaquem Griffin, LB, UCB
146. Tre Flowers, S, Oklahoma State
149. Michael Dickson, P, Texas
168. Jamarco Jones, T, Ohio State
186. Jake Martin, EDGE, Temple
220. Alex McGough, QB, Florida International
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