I don't want to overreact after last nights game because Martin was facing one of the top edge rushers in the league, but it wasn't pretty.
Jonathan Martin is a rookie, he is very intelligent and he was an above average LT in college protecting Andrew Luck. I have to wonder though if the Dolphins made a mistake in drafting a LT in the 2nd round to convert him into a RT? Doesn't drastically changing his position lesson his draft value since he's in essence starting all over?
I'm not saying that Martin can't become a pro-bowler at RT in the future, but in a win now league, wouldn't they have been better off drafting an experienced RT? Less learning curve and less QB's you have to pick up off the turf. I don't know from experience, but isn't switching from left to right pretty difficult since it's all opposite footwork, etc?
To use a baseball metaphor, that would be like drafting a lifetime right handed batter, then asking him to bat left handed for the first time and expecting them to be just as good.
Have to go with what we got, and I guess only time will tell if it was boom or bust, but looking back, do you think it was a reach?