If the Dolphins were concerned they needed to toughen up Jonathan Martin, it runs counter to what one pre-draft psychological profile said about him.
Alex Marvez of FOX Sports obtained a copy of Martin’s test report provided to teams from Human Resource Tactics, a North Carolina-based firm which several NFL teams use.
Its personality profile of Martin described him as a potential leader, and potentially the guy used in the role he’s accusing Richie Incognito of holding.
“Martin’s mental ability test results are consistently positive,” the report said. “His matrices data place him well above the minimum typically associated with his position.
“He is not afraid to say what is on his mind if things are not going as they should. He is likely to be seen as a team enforcer if his level of play lets him assume this role.”
Martin scored a perfect 10 overall, and also got the highest possible score for two subcategories — affective commitment and combative attitude. He got nines for dedication, self-efficacy and receptivity to coaching, but a six in social maturity and sevens in focus and interpersonal style. Those were still above average marks, and coupled with his 35 on the Wonderlic, would seem a positive sign.
“Martin enjoys man-to-man challenges and the chance to compete,” the report said. “During games he will demonstrate a tough, no-holds-barred aggressive attitude that will help bring out the competitive spirit in his teammates. Martin has a very high level of dedication and desire to reach his full potential as a player, and he will set a good example of getting the most of one’s ability. He takes practices seriously and will work hard to improve his skills and technique. He has a strong passion for the game and being a good football player is a very high priority for him.
“Deep down, Martin has high expectations for himself and consistently feels that he can accomplish what he sets out to do on the field. Coaches will see that he will be able to shrug off bad breaks during a game and maintain confidence in his ability to succeed.”
That doesn’t sound like the kind of player who needed to be harassed by an older player to work out — or else he was sufficiently prepared for the test and smart enough to know what he needed to sound like for personnel evaluators.