Doug Martin took a pass and cut inside before darting through an opening on the left side and into the end zone untouched.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are only a week into training camp and weren't tackling in practice Thursday, however the rookie running back from Boise State is already showing why the team drafted him in the first round with expectations of impacting both the running and passing games.
''It's a dream come true, everything that I've wanted,'' the 5-foot-9, 223-pound blend of size, speed, quickness and power that reminds some people, including Bucs coach Greg Schiano, of Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice.
''I'm out here every day trying to show the coaches I'm a complete back. ... I've got to stay consistent, stay in the playbook and hopefully it translates to the games,'' Martin added. ''It's a grind (in training camp), but it's worth it in the end.''
The Bucs drafted Martin No. 31 overall and believe he has a chance to become the every-down back the club has lacked for years.
LeGarrette Blount led Tampa Bay in rushing the past two seasons, but the hard-running, third-year pro didn't play much on third downs or in no-huddle situations because of concerns about his ability to handle pass protection.
Martin rushed for 1,299 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior at Boise State. He also had 56 receptions for 643 yards and four TDs over the past two seasons of his college career.
Schiano, hired by Tampa Bay in January following a 4-12 finish under Raheem Morris, coached Rice in college at Rutgers.
And while he's reluctant to compare the two, Schiano said that Martin - at least in physical appearance and running style - reminds him a lot of the Baltimore standout who led the NFL in yards from scrimmage and helped the Ravens reach the AFC championship game last season.
Although Schiano envisions Martin and Blount both playing a lot this season, the coach is confident the rookie has the physical makeup to handle the rigors of being a primary back who touches the ball more than 20 times a game.