Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Martinas Rankin

Guard
School: Mississippi State | Conference: SEC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-4.4 / 308 | 40: 5.18 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.78
Projected Round
2-3
Bio: 
Two-year starter at left tackle who transferred to Ole Miss from junior college before redshirting the 2015 season. Earned First Team All-SEC honors as a senior despite missing four games with an ankle injury. Started the final 10 games of the 2016 season.
Pos: 
Relatively athletic tackle who projects to guard or center at the next level. Bends his knees, blocks with leverage and makes effective use of angles. Patient in pass protection, stays square and works his hand throughout the action. Explosive, has a nice build and controls opponents once engaged. Strong, gets movement as a run blocker and engulfs opponents.
Neg: 
Seems to lose a sense of where his quarterback is and does not seem very sure about himself. Lacks footwork off the edge, overall lateral range and blocking balance. Not quick if asked to pull across the line of scrimmage, get out to the second level or block in motion. Tends to fall off blocks rather than finish them.
Analysis: 
Rankin has the size and underlying skill to play at the next level but needs a lot of work on his game. Unpolished in just about every sense, he could develop into a starting guard at the next level if properly coached.