According to the Miami Herald’s Adam H. Beasley, the Miami Dolphins have serious interest in drafting offensive tackle Zack Martin from Notre Dame. The Dolphins hold the nineteenth overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft and ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr doesn’t think Martin will make it that far on Thursday May 8th.
Martin played in 52 games during his five year career at Notre Dame, he red-shirted his freshman year, and never missed a game because of an injury. He is regarded as a very versatile offensive lineman that can line up at either left or right tackle and switch inside to guard. His former Head Coach Brian Kelly had high praises and called him “the best lineman he has ever coached”, which is a long list of players including All-Pro Joe Staley.
Zack Martin had this to say when asked about his coach’s comments by the Miami Herald at the Senior Bowl.
I don’t know if Coach was in the moment, but he’s coached some good ones, the biggest thing is the team could count on me. The team knew I was dependable, knew I was going to be out there.
The Miami Dolphins will look to add a starter and some depth on the offensive line during this draft since losing two starters during last season. Martin would be an excellent addition who can bring versatility and dependability to a team who hasn’t had much of either recently. If there is serious thought about drafting Zack Martin then the Dolphins will have to hope he makes it past the Giants, Ravens, and Rams who all are tackle needy teams or trade up to get him.
Sports-Kings Down and Distance Contributor Kyle Pierce @kylepierce28