Look at his stats in college, playing for Boise State when 90% of his games were against terrible teams
There have been numerous comparisons to Ray Rice. I looked at Utah States 2011 schedule and to me, not enough of a difference to Ray Rice's last year at Rutgers to discuss SOS wise.
Their stats in terms of yardage average per rush are comparable as well with Martin better suited for goal line at least size comparison wise. Neither guys stats led you to believe they are / were a superior receiver although Martin caught approx 2x many passes as Rice in college
Bottom line to me - I think they are very close skill set wise. Took a look at their respective Combine results:
Weight - 199 - 223
40 - 4.47 - 4.55
Shuttle - 4.20 - 4.16
Broad jump - 119" - 120"
Bench - 23 reps - 29 reps
Vertical - 31.5" - 36"
The 40 time sticks out a little but Martin was a hair quicker in the shuttle and perhaps a little more explosive given the vertical disparity.
For reference purposes, Rice had about 140 touches his rookie year, 33 of which were receptions when he was splitting time and a distant 3rd in touches with McClain and McGahee. Martin will be competing against Blount primarily for touches.
I think it's straightforward - and agree with the above, if Martin gets the touches, he's skilled enough to produce. I wonder how many receptions he's likely to produce in their offense under Schiano because that could be the difference between him being a mid-low RB2 or possibly a high end RB2 in PPR scoring.