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Marcus Martin Learning from 'Big Brother' Anthony Davis

Marcus Martin isn't your typical 20-year-old.

Coming in as the youngest offensive lineman on the team, Martin draws comparisons between himself and a 49ers teammate – right tackle Anthony Davis.

Like Martin, the 49ers right tackle became a starter in his first season. Since being drafted, Martin has looked up to Davis, who has taken the rookie center from USC under his wing.

Martin discussed his relationship with Davis and much more in this week's Twitter Q&A.

@ScottKegley @TheRealDoubleMs #AskMarcus How comfortable are you stepping into, likely, a starting role coming off of injury in your 1st yr? — Max Swift (@arturoswift) October 29, 2014

MARTIN: I've prepared for this my whole life. I've always wanted the opportunity to come to a successful NFL team and start. It's a great opportunity in front of me. Being comfortable is the least of my worries right now.

MARTIN: Yeah, I'm totally ready. I've been working with Kap since training camp and I'm really comfortable with the shotgun snap.

MARTIN: I'm thankful that I went to USC and I was able to see a lot of different looks, a lot of different schemes. That helped me get used to those things. Even though the NFL is very different and there are more complex systems, I feel very prepared.

@49ers @TheRealDoubleMs Were you worried, at first, being the youngest on the O line? #AskMarcus — 타일러 (@tylerkiwii) October 29, 2014

MARTIN: No. Anthony Davis did it before. I've been blessed to have him as an older brother to me. Age doesn't have anything to do with your ability to perform on the field.

MARTIN: Ryan Kalil, the center for the Carolina Panthers. He provided a lot of wise words to me when he came back to USC. We had some great conversations. He's been an All-Pro and was in the NFL Top 100. He's very motivational. I try to mold my game – power and quickness – after him.

MARTIN: I'm a run blocker. People have called me a "runaway beer truck" before. I don't know what to make of that, but I like to run block and I guess that fits. It's a nasty, physically challenging part of the game. It comes down to heart and moxie.

MARTIN: It's a great opportunity and very exciting. I just want to be a part of a team that has continuous success, and I want to eventually end up at the big one.

@TheRealDoubleMs How does it feel to have a fan from West Virginia? #NinerNation #AskMarcus — Jake Flatley (@J4K9FLATLEY) October 30, 2014

MARTIN: Tell Jake I said, "What's up?" I think that's pretty cool.

@49ers @TheRealDoubleMs when will usc be good again  #AskMarcus — Kevin Leathley Brand (@KevinLeathley54) October 30, 2014

MARTIN: I can't control the games. I'm just as hurt as you are, Kevin. Hopefully, in these next few weeks, we'll get things back to where they're supposed to be.

MARTIN:I feel healthy. I'm 100 percent and ready to go.


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