Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Dolphins' picks: Round 2/42 - Jonathan Martin, OT, 6-5, 312, Stanford...The Dolphins hoped to fortify the offensive line in this draft and took this three-year starter at left tackle in the second round to do so. The Dolphins will ask him to move to the right side, where he'll compete with Lydon Murtha for the starting right tackle spot. - The Sports Xchange
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04/27/12 - OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford -- The finesse junior might not be the ideal fit on the right side, but the bootleg, West Coast system offensive coordinator Mike Sherman will run gives Martin's movement skills added value.
04/26/12 - ROB RANG'S TOP 50 PLAYERS OF THE 2012 NFL DRAFT: 27. Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford*: While each of the rest of Stanford's "Fantastic Four" prospects met or exceeded expectations at their March 22 Pro Day, Martin, frankly, was a disappointment. It is hard to argue with the success he's had protecting Luck's blindside over the past three seasons but demonstrating less athleticism than expected during drills, some have concerns that he doesn't possess the feet to remain at left tackle in the NFL. Worse, with just 20 repetitions in the bench press, some worry that Martin might struggle at right tackle. I'm moving him down my board but do still believe that he'll ultimately hear his name called in the first round. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
04/19/12 - The offensive tackle comes from a family of Harvard graduates and nearly chose to play for the Crimson. Instead, he opted to study the classics at Stanford - not a bad school in its own right - and, most important, starred for three years in the Cardinal’s complex, NFL-mimicking offense. After being told by the NFL’s advisory committee that he’d likely be a first-round draft pick this spring, Martin is following quarterback Andrew Luck and guard David DeCastro, fellow Stanford juniors, from the Pac-12 to the pros. “I was done with school,” says Martin, who is a few credits shy of his degree. “I enjoyed my time at Stanford, but I was ready to take the next step after talking to my coaches and family.” After thriving in a program that took off under former coach Jim Harbaugh, who took over the San Francisco 49ers in 2011, and serving as Luck’s blindside sentinel - Martin politely laughed at the notion that he might be blocking for an inferior quarterback once he makes the NFL leap - the two-time all-conference selection doesn’t anticipate a rocky transition. “We run a West Coast system, same terminology (as the NFL), same protections, and we carry a very thick playbook every week,” he says. - USA TODAY
04/09/12 - 2012 NFL COMBINE MEDICAL RECHECK: OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford (6-5, 312): Martin joined fellow Stanford prospects Andrew Luck and David DeCastro in declaring early for the NFL Draft, but his draft stock hasn't been moving in the same direction as his former teammates. After pulling out of the combine workouts because of an "illness," Martin looked very average at Stanford's pro day with poor workout numbers in the 40-yard dash (5.33), bench press (20), vertical (30") and broad jump (8'8"). He is still expected to go in the first round, but that thought is far from a certainty. - Frank Cooney, NFLDraftScout.com
04/02/12 - NFL DRAFT SCOUT TOP OFFENSIVE LINEMEN: *Jonathan Martin, Stanford, 6-5, 312...Martin turned down the opportunity to be the first fourth-generation African-American Harvard student in history to become a scholar-athlete at Stanford. So for the past three years his parents, both Harvard grads, watched him do something he only could have done at Stanford -- protect the blind side of quarterback Andrew Luck. He did well enough to accomplish something he probably couldn't have managed at Harvard -- be considered as a first-round draft choice. Not all scouts agree that Martin has the natural strength to be highly successful as a pro pass protector, but he did manage to get the job done in Stanford's pro-style offense. He seemed more comfortable as a run blocker, but that is not unusual. Some scouts believe Stanford's zone blocking scheme helped Martin maximize his results and that he will need more strength to battle the behemoths he will encounter in the NFL. That concern was amplified when, after not working out at the scouting combine, Martin managed only 20 reps on the bench with 225 pounds at Stanford's pro day. He does flash some attitude on the field, but is far from a bully. Martin was named first team All-Pac-10 in 2010 and first-team All-Pac-12 in 2011. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange
03/22/12 - Stanford Pro Day: As impressive as DeCastro was, former linemate Jonathan Martin was disappointing. Advertised as a top-notch athlete, the First Team All-Pac 12 left tackle was timed at 5.33 seconds in his first attempt at the 40-yard dash. Worse, this attempt was aided by the wind. Martin came in at 5.43 seconds, according to scouts, on his second attempt against the wind. Perhaps more alarming was that the 6-5, 307-pound Martin lifted the bar only 20 times during the bench press and wasn't as fluid or explosive as DeCastro during position drills. Martin was also just average in the vertical (30") and broad jump (8'8") - at least in comparison to how other highly regarded offensive tackles performed at the Combine. While Martin's disappointing Pro Day will no doubt raise some concerns, three impressive years protecting Luck's blind side speaks for itself and will almost surely keep the big man in the draft's initial frame. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
02/23/12 - Stanford left tackle Jonathan Martin is expected to wait until his March 22 Pro Day to work out for scouts rather than compete at the 2012 Scouting Combine. Martin is in Indianapolis to undergo all of the medical testing and interviews. However, according to a source close to him, he was limited by illness in recent days preparing for the Combine at Athletes Performance Institute and doesn't feel comfortable performing the drills with his draft stock on the line until he's back to 100%. Though currently rated by NFLDraftScout.com as the No. 3 offensive tackle prospect in the 2012 draft, Martin is viewed by some as an even better athlete than Southern Cal's Matt Kalil and Iowa's Riley Reiff and therefore possessing higher upside. Each is among NFLDraftScout.com's top 14 rated prospects for the 2012 draft. Workouts are, of course, important for every prospect but considering the strong tape Martin has over three starting seasons protecting Andrew Luck's blindside, pushing off the workout isn't likely to have any negative impact on his stock. Should Martin indeed elect to push back his workout until his Pro Day, he won't have to worry about a lack of NFL interest. High-ranking officials are expected to flock to Stanford's Pro Day to see Luck throw as well as see senior tight end Coby Fleener make his workout debut. A high ankle sprain suffered against Oklahoma State in the Fiesta Bowl kept Fleener out of the Senior Bowl and the Combine this week. In all, Stanford has four prospects currently viewed as potential first round prospects: Luck (rated No. 1), Martin (14), Fleener (37) and junior offensive guard, David DeCastro (9), NFLDraftscout.com's top-rated prospect at the position. - NFLDraftScout.com
02/23/12 - NFL DRAFT SCOUT PRE-COMBINE TOP 64: 14. *Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford, 6-5, 305, 1...Martin is gifted with natural athletic ability, quick feet and spontaneous reactions. All this and more was necessary for him to protect Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck's blind side. His awareness and ability to locate and eliminate targets at the second level was a key to Stanford's consistent running game. He is adept and adroit at succeeding in a zone blocking scheme, but will need to muscle up and bone up on technique if he expects to succeed in defeating on NFL defensive linemen head on. He does flash some attitude, but is far from a bully and doesn't always finish off plays. Martin was on the 2011 preseason watch list for the Outland Trophy and was named first-team All-Pac-10 in 2010 and first-team All Pac-12 in 2011. - Frank Cooney - The Sports Xchange, NFL Draft Scout
02/13/12 - Martin could be a top 10 pick at a position that has averaged five first-round choices the past five years. Even though guards still aren't seen as a premium, DeCastro figures to go off the board in the first half of the round. In the eyes of scouts, both benefitted from the great balance that the Stanford offense demonstrated, the tough, physical running game the team highlighted, despite the presence of Luck. Said DeCastro: "I definitely think it helped prepare us (for the NFL). We certainly aren't one-dimensional guys." Stanford has produced 13 first-round picks since 1970, and three times had a pair of top-round selections, the last time in 1992 (tackle Bob Whitfield and running back Tommy Vardell), but this will be the first time the school will have had three players chosen in the first round. - Len Pasquarelli, The Sports Xchange
01/04/12 - Stanford junior offensive tackle Jonathan Martin said he will enter the 2012 NFL Draft. "I have decided to forgo my final year of eligibility and enter the NFL draft," Martin tweeted. "Thank you to everyone who has loved and supported me." Martin is the No. 3-rated offensive tackle eligible for April’s draft, according to NFLDraftScout.com, behind only fellow juniors Matt Kalil from Southern California and Iowa’s Riley Reiff. Kalil has already said he’s entering the draft. Martin is the No. 13-ranked overall prospect by NFLDraftScout.com, and 12th on Rob Rang’s Big Board. At 6-feet-6 and 305 pounds, Martin is known for his athleticism and considered a good fit for a zone-blocking scheme. He was quarterback Andrew Luck’s blind-side protector and has the skills to remain on the left side in the NFL. Luck and guard David DeCastro announced before the Fiesta Bowl that they intend to leave the Cardinal a year early for the NFL as well. - Derek Harper, The Sports Xchange