Jonathan Martin Scouting Report

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Jonathan Martin Scouting Report

Position: OT
Conference: Pac12
School: Stanford Cardinal
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #55
Height & Weight: 6'6 - 304 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Second Round
Drafted 2.10 in 2012 by MIA

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford

Andrew Luck isn't the only Stanford prospect with first round potential.

Martin's strengths revolve around his high football IQ, quickness and ability to move well in open space. He displays an elite talent for run blocking. Using a low pad level, he moves defenders to create running room. He can quickly get to the second level and has sufficient speed to pull.

As a pass protector, there is room for improvement. Sometimes relies too much on quickness to get him into position. His footwork will need to be cleaned up. Bull rushers can catch him off-balance and he will have to do a better job of keeping his balance. Improving his knee-bend while absorbing contact could immediately improve how he takes on power moves. His athleticism, and the upside that comes from it, should benefit him in the NFL as teams will feel they can improve his few technical deficiencies.

Martin has slid down draft boards due to concerns about his size and bulk. He's not particularly physical and would likely be defined as a finesse blocker. That's a label some offensive line coaches will shy away from. Martin will need to exhibit a more physical, heavy-handed approach leading up to the draft and show he's not afraid to get nasty in the trenches.

Last Updated Jan-30-2012 by Matt De Lima

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Prediction: 1st Round

May be the best pure tackle in the draft.Moves extremely well for his size may need to get in the weight room and get stronger but has the tools to be a top 10 maybe top 5 pick.

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BigHogs2621 12/27/11 04:40 PM