Your guess is as good as theirs. Whatever the game-week clues, Martinas Rankin and Elgton Jenkins will learn which is game-day starting left tackle not too long before fans in the stands. “I mean, that’s pretty much how it is,” Rankin said.
October 6, 2016
Mississippi State redshirt junior offensive tackle Martinas Rankin talks about the things he learned while redshirting last season.
September 20, 2016
As we all know, Junior College prospects are more known for stepping in and making a difference quicker than true freshmen. Today, we will take a look at five JUCO prospects that made the biggest contributions to their teams last season in the SEC. We will also take a look at five new JUCO prospects that could potentially have big seasons this fall in college football's toughest league, the Southeastern Conference.
August 11, 2016
Coach John Hevesy enters his eighth season as the Mississippi State offensive line coach. The long time Mullen aide shared his thoughts on what to expect from the Bulldog big men as Mississippi State begins fall football camp.
This time last year, Martinas Rankin thought he could compete for a starting job. A week from today, he knows the job is there for the taking.
Right side? Left side? Whichever side, what matters is how Martinas Rankin figures he fits into the larger 2016 picture. “I understand where I stand in the program now.”
Martinas Rankin was ranked as the #1 junior college offensive line prospect in the country when he signed on with Mississippi State in December of 2014. Expectations ran high as Bulldog fans believed they had found their blind side protector for Dak Prescott's senior campaign. When Rankin's first spring in Starkville ended, his name was not at the top of the depth chart.
GPTV: Video from the December 11, 2015 practice of the Mississippi State redshirt offensive linemen 69 Darryl Williams, 75 Harrison Moond, 67 Michael Story and 55 Martinas Rankin
December 11, 2015