Mar 22, 2012; Stanford CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal offensive tackle Jonathan Martin during pro day at Stanford Practice Fields. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE
The Miami Dolphins have selected Jonathan Martin with the tenth pick in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Martin was previously in a battle with Riley Reiff to be the second tackle selected in the draft behind Matt Kalil. Instead, Martin fell all the way down to the Dolphins with the 42nd overall pick - and the team wasn't going to miss the opportunity to add a great talent to the offensive line.
Of Martin, Walter Football says:
4/6/12: Martin was sick at the Combine, so he didn't work out. Martin had a solid performance at his pro day. The need for tackles could push him higher in the draft than many have him ranked.Martin had a good overall season. He was a solid blocker in defending Andrew Luck's blind side, proving the signal-caller with quality pass protection all year. There were some games that Martin allowed some pressure, but he was reliable.In 2011, Martin was a good run blocker, and the Cardinal ran behind him all year with some huge successes on the ground. Stanford totaled 446 yards on the ground against Washington and had many other big days running the ball.Martin sets the edge well and is a good athlete to hit blocks on the second level. He had some penalty problems earlier in the season, but cleared that up. Martin is a better run-blocking franchise left tackle prospect than many former high first-rounders, but he will need to continue to improve his pass blocking for the NFL.8/20/11: Jonathan Martin has been an excellent player at Stanford. He dominated the PAC-10 last season as a run blocker and pass protector for Andrew Luck. Martin has the pass-protection tools to be a Pro Bowl tackle. Don't be surprised if he puts up a fight to be the first tackle taken. Martin was an All-Pac-10 first-team selection. He's a top-10 prospect.