- Apr 18, 2004
Martinez had the bad shoulder coming into college. He missed his entire senior year. In essence, he was damaged goods coming in. Hopefully he would recover. To this day, we don't know how much it lingers.There were more than a few people touting Adrian after watching him as a freshman as being a guy who could end up leaving early for the NFL. Then the bad snaps, depleted WR corp, crappy O line play and shoulder injuries hit his sophomore year. I think Adrian as a freshman had all of the physical tools you wanted in an NFL QB. Torres might as well. Who knows about Smothers. Recruiting QBs is a crap shoot because so much depends on what happens between their ears.
Schools like Nebraska and Tennessee need a difference maker, so they go all in for a guy like him. Other teams don't fart in his general direction.