#44 Drake Martinez
Martinez has intrigued Michigan State Spartans fans since he agreed to become a Spartan with is physical size and athletic ability. The former Nebraska Cornhusker transferred to Saddleback College and was listed as one of the top junior college prospects by many before heading to East Lansing. Can he turn potential into on field success? A move to running back from linebacker may not help him see the field as the depth at both positions is deep.
Missed the first eight games of the season due to injury but played against Nebraska and Maryland on special teams. Was a linebacker during the 2015 season.
WHY HE MADE THE COUNTDOWN
Some way somehow, Martinez will see the field in 2016 in some capacity. We feel he’ll see more reps on special teams and it will be interesting to see if the move in the spring to running back from linebacker sticks.