Scouting Report: Stanford's Jonathan Martin
6-foot-7, 300 lbs.
Outstanding size and length. Athletic knee-bender with very good speed and quickness for the position. Has the lateral range necessary to handle the outside speed rush. Can mirror opponent with hand usage and punch. Plays on his feet. Can redirect his feet quickly versus inside move. Works to sustain his blocks. Can pull to the outside and adjust to defenders in space.
Tends to play high at times. Needs to be more consistent as a run blocker as he needs to play with better leverage on contact. Added strength will improve his anchor versus the power rush. Has ability to dominate more often than he does.
The massive junior combines the prototype size and athletic ability needed to be a future high NFL draft pick and longtime starter at the next level. Outstanding in pass protection. Very good quickness and knee bend for a big man. Can neutralize speed rushers all day due to his impressive quickness and hand use. He also possesses very good strength but needs to add more bulk to his frame in order to be more consistent as a run blocker on the line of scrimmage. Will need to play more consistently in the physical part of the game and I think he will as he matures and his frame fills out to its potential. This player has both the ability and upside to improve due to his solid intangibles. Overall, Martin is one of the top OT's in the college game right now.
Dave Razzano is a former NFL scout with more than 22 years of professional scouting experience with the San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals under NFL coaches Bill Walsh, George Seifert, Chuck Knox and Dick Vermeil. He's been a part of five Super Bowls with three Super Bowl wins (49ers, 1989, 1990; Rams, 2000).