Jonathan Martin 2012 Scouting Report
Player Name: Jonathan Martin
A three year starter at Stanford, Martin proved that he could handle the Pac-12 competition with ease. He protected Andrew Luck’s blindside, and can be credited with some of Luck’s success.
Stanford looks to put out three Top 15 picks in the 2012 NFL Draft, with Andrew Luck, David DeCastro and Jon Martin.
One of Martin’s biggest assets is his athleticism. Great kick slide, with very quick feet and an ability to move down the line if needed.
Uses his athleticism to mirror defenders, while having a good initial punch not allowing rushers to get through him.
Very solid blocker in space, being able to stick his man even when outside on an island. Much better pass protector than run blocker, but still adequate when getting a push.
Lacks great strength, and won’t over power many. Has yet to face a very strong bull rusher, so that’s still a big question mark, with his lack of strength.
Only mediocre awareness, not always finishing his plays. Doesn’t seem to get into the second level much as a run blocker, and is better at kicking out defenders rather than capping the ends.
Despite having quick feet, he’s not always square with his opponent, showing poor footwork at times.
Martin has a lot of upside as a legit pass protector in the NFL and while he is inconsistent at times, he should be a lock for a Top 20 pick.
He has room to grow, and will need to gain strength and improve in run blocking, but he has the physical tools to help him succeed.
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