Inside The Bills

Mayock weighs in on OT Zack Martin

Posted by Chris Brown on May 1, 2014 – 5:41 pm

The Bills personnel department touted Zack Martin’s versatility as one of his best attributes, but they see him as an offensive tackle first and foremost. After 52 starts at tackle for Notre Dame you can understand why. NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock agrees with Buffalo’s assessment.

“I love the kid. Even though I have him fourth as a tackle, he’d be my number one center or my number one guard. I  believe that he is the only player in this draft that could start and play at a high level at all five offensive line positions,” said Mayock. “I think as we get closer to this draft, he will be the fourth offensive lineman off  the board.”

What was most interesting was the range in which he thought Martin would come off the board.

“I think he’s coming off the board somewhere between nine and 13. He’s too good. He’s too safe,” said Mayock. “There are too many offensive line needs out there. There are a bunch of teams that look at him and say, He could start at right tackle day one, maybe we move him inside to guard or center the next year. He’s awesome. He’s about as safe a player as there is in this draft. If you want him, you better get him early.”

Obviously 9-13 is a range that includes the Bills first round pick.


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