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Marcus Martin heads to the draft

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A new name has been added to the list of players who’ll be attending the draft on Thursday — and maybe Friday.

Per multiple reports, USC center Marcus Martin will head to Radio City Music Hall.  Via Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Florida State defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan has decided not to rescind his intention to attend.

Buzz has been building for Martin to make it to the bottom of round one, possibly as the choice of the Saints.

Here’s the initial list announced by the league.  They’re all still in, except for Jernigan.

With 30 guys attending the draft, it’s probable if not likely that one or more won’t be taken on Thursday night, requiring a return visit on Friday.  Last year, the highest-profile player to return for Day Two was Geno Smith.  The Jets eventually selected him in round two.

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25 Responses to “Marcus Martin heads to the draft”
  1. redfield11 says: May 2, 2014 6:32 PM


  2. thegreatgabbert says: May 2, 2014 6:41 PM

    Marcus Martin heads to the draft
    Marcus Martin will have the last laugh.

  3. shayeezy says: May 2, 2014 6:45 PM

    “has decided not to rescind his intention to attend.”

    i know you’re a lawyer and all, but come on.

  4. wannabeqb says: May 2, 2014 6:48 PM

    Florida State defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan has decided not to rescind his intention to attend.

    what the heck does that even mean?

  5. bigshirk says: May 2, 2014 6:51 PM

    Why….? He’s going in like the 3rd round

  6. raymondtx says: May 2, 2014 6:56 PM

    “Timmy Jernigan has decided not to rescind his intention to attend.”

    I am confused…what does this mean?

  7. NoobTubeTV says: May 2, 2014 6:56 PM

    This is proof that pushing the draft to May was a bad idea… Marcus Martin?… Who?

  8. PFT's Acclaimed Philosopher says: May 2, 2014 6:56 PM

    A bunch of busts.

  9. bearwithjetpack says: May 2, 2014 6:57 PM

    No shame in sitting in the green room for a little while.

  10. djshnooks says: May 2, 2014 6:59 PM

    So, is Jernigan going or not?

    Rescind means to revoke or cancel.

    You’re saying he decided not to rescind his intention to attend…so he decided not to cancel his intention to attend…meaning he plans on going. Then you say he’s not.

    Quite the confusing sentence there, no?

  11. sfm073 says: May 2, 2014 7:04 PM

    They went for 5 or 6 a few years ago now to 30?

  12. mikelitoris1 says: May 2, 2014 7:19 PM

    sfm073 says:
    May 2, 2014 7:04 PM
    They went for 5 or 6 a few years ago now to 30?

    Don’t worry, it will all make sense once Goddell extends the 1st round to 160 picks.

  13. socalcharger says: May 2, 2014 7:32 PM

    Fight on, Marcus! Continue the tradition of SC linemen success in the NFL.

  14. pftfan says: May 2, 2014 7:36 PM

    I really like Marcus Martin. He’ll be a great center for a team in need one.

    And if the team already has a good but older center, he can slot in at guard and step up to center once the other guy becomes past-prime.

  15. kwjsb says: May 2, 2014 7:48 PM

    Embarrassed athletes in a room full of embarrassed family makes for good reality TV?

  16. pooflingingmonkey says: May 2, 2014 7:50 PM

    Cincy (cough) Cincy…

  17. valcomm5 says: May 2, 2014 8:31 PM

    I bet he goes to Seattle. They’re weird like that.

  18. yate3097 says: May 2, 2014 8:35 PM

    Minimum active roster salary is $405,000. I would sit in the green room looking at my cell phone for all three days of the draft for that kind of money.

  19. justinnelson71 says: May 2, 2014 8:53 PM

    Let’s change his red and yellow to red and gold and have the best OL in the league!

  20. socalcharger says: May 2, 2014 9:15 PM

    SC colors are cardinal and gold…

  21. mdd913 says: May 3, 2014 12:52 AM

    looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane.

  22. pantherfan40 says: May 3, 2014 7:31 AM

    marcus martin is a beast , he can play center , guard and tackle

  23. orivar says: May 3, 2014 8:27 AM

    I think John Johnson will have much of an impact.

  24. oldbyrd says: May 3, 2014 9:20 AM

    He is not getting the attention he deserves.

  25. garyhd01 says: May 3, 2014 12:44 PM

    it means either jernigan is going to the draft or the writer got it wrong the words mean he is not going to take back his promise to attend which implies he intends to attend and at some point considered not attending and changed his mind

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