Ht. 6-6 Wt. 308
Pass Blocking: Jonathan Martin possesses an athletic frame with natural bend and flexibility. He’s not as athletic as some of the other top tackles in this draft and at times struggles with speed rushers. His tendency to get overextended with his upper body makes his footwork a mess and kills him with edge speed. His footwork is tremendously better in space and mirrors very well. I worry about his ability to play the left side in the NFL because he struggles to stick with defenders on contact. Solid leverage with natural bend versus power. Martin was abused by Nick Perry of USC with his lightning quick first step.
Run Blocking: Has a little mean streak to him in the run game. Stays low off the ball and reach blocks as well as any tackle in this draft. Good football IQ as he understands angles and can set the edge. Good short area quickness on combo blocks and can get to the second level quickly. One negative is that he is on the ground a lot in the run game which makes me believe he struggles with balance on contact. Read the rest of this entry » «Jonathan Martin Scouting Report»