NFL Draft Sleeper Profile: Western Ontario DT Vaughn Martin


Published: March 30, 2009


... from a school like Hofstra, or Steve Smith and Chad Johnson both emerge from the same junior college. 

The NFL, however, has never seen anything quite like 22-year old Vaughn Martin. An intriguing article on prompted me to take a look at this "mystery" prospect.

Martin is a red-shirt sophomore out of Western Ontario University, a school not known for producing many NFL studs. In fact, Martin would become the one and only Western Ontario player to grace an NFL field. 

So why bring this kid up? He's just another NFL hopeful right? Wrong.

At a recent pro day held just across the border between the United States and Canada, Martin wowed scouts with his athletic ability. He measures at 6'4" 327 pounds, and ran the 40-yard dash in 5.04 seconds. He also threw up 225 pounds on the bench press 32 times.

Even though he passed up a chance to play defensive tackle for the Michigan State Spartans coming out of high school, he still plans on...

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