Scouting Report
Prospect:  Jonathan Martin

School:           Stanford
Ht:  6'5"       Wt:  312
Eligibility:       Jr
Uniform:       #55

Position #1:       LOT
Position Rank:      3
Overall Rank:       24

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Report Prepared: February 12, 2012

Martin is an interesting prospect who displays elite athleticism. He hails from a pro-style offense and is a punishing run blocker. Martin uses his speed, leverage and football IQ to provide explosion when pulling to lead outside runs. He shows the capacity to win at the point of attack on a regular basis, and has a lot of upside at the next level.

Martin is considered by some to be raw, but much of his technique problems are fixable. His biggest issue will come from his lack of elite strength (due to an underdeveloped lower body) and the ability for pass rushers to fool him on double moves. Martin tends to overcommit at times, falling for swim moves and letting his man beat him.

Overall, Jonathan Martin is a clear first round pick, and not as raw as many pundits paint him to be, but he could fall into the "great athlete, bad tackle" malaise and underachieve at the next level without some improvement in his anticipation. Martin is a good player though, and his pro-style pedigree should serve him well in his transition to the NFL.

Compares to (Current NFL Player): Nate Solder

- Intelligent
- Athletic enough for NFL
- Equally adept as run and pass blocker
- Gets out of stance quickly and able to keep pass rushers at bay

- Can get pushed back in pass game by power moves
- Not a bulky offensive lineman
- Footwork is questionable
- Sometimes commits too early on pass rush plays: can be fooled by stunts

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