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Stanford OT has 3 pre-draft visits

Posted by Chris Brown on March 23, 2012 – 8:57 am

Stanford OT Jonathan Martin had his pro day in the shadow of the Andrew Luck circus at Palo Alto. Here’s how he fared.

Martin, who did not work out at the Combine due to food poisoning, had 20 reps on the bench press and ran a 5.33 and a 5.43 on his two 40-yard runs. He had a 30-inch vertical leap and a broad jump of 8’8″.

In comparison to those offensive tackles that did work out at the NFL Combine last month, here’s how his numbers would have matched up.

40 time – 13th best among OTs
bench press – 24th
vertical leap – 3rd
broad jump – 5th

Some NFL talent evaluators wonder if he’s cut out to be a left tackle in the NFL, thinking he might project better to the right side. Martin when interviewed after his pro day workout said he wants to remain a left tackle, a position he played at Stanford for each of the last three seasons.

He also told the San Jose Mercury News that he has pre-draft visits scheduled with the Bills, Vikings and Browns. Minnesota picks third, Cleveland fourth and 22nd in round one of the 2012 NFL draft.

The Stanford product is widely considered one of the top three tackles prospects in the draft class.

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