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Shaka Martin

OLB | (6-1, 232, 4.55) | Rhode Island
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Lettered at Navy in 1998 and started in '99. Also started the first seven games in 2000 before being suspended. Played defensive end and outside linebacker at Navy. Posted 10 tackles in '98; 66 tackles, including 13 for loss, eight sacks and an interception in '99; and had 23-6-2 with one pass broken up and no picks in 2000. Did not play in '01. Agreed to leave the Naval Academy after encountering legal troubles. Named second-team All-Atlantic 10 in '02, when he recorded 66-10½-5½.

Positives: Has great speed, a 39-inch vertical and a lot of athletic ability to work with, especially as a pass-rush specialist. Doesn't lose a lot in transition and chases well from behind.

Negatives: Undersized and not overly instinctive. Can look invisible when teams run right at him and is lost in coverage. Questionable character.

Summary: Hasn't been a consistent, steady producer because he changed scenery too often, but there is a lot to like about Martin for a team looking to add developmental depth at linebacker.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.