Meet the Rookie: OL Martinas Rankin

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Meet the Rookie: OL Martinas Rankin
-Full name: Martinas Orlando Rankin (His dad’s name is Orlando)
-Hometown: Mendenhall, Mississippi
-6-4, 310 pounds
-Third Round, 16th pick (80th overall)

-Played two seasons at Mississippi State (2016-17) after two years at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
-Came to the Bulldogs as the top junior college offensive tackle in the country, per 247 sports
-Redshirted 2015 and 2016 seasons
-In 2017, was part of a Bulldogs offensive line that allowed fewest sacks in the SEC (13) and second-fewest in school history

-Earned Coaches first-team All-SEC honors in 2017
-Was on the SEC Academic Honor Roll (2015-2017) and Deans’ List recipient
-Has followed the Texans and former Bulldog Benardrick McKinney
-Majored in kinesiology
-Follow Rankin on Twitter @MTRankin57 and Instagram @mtrankin57

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