NFL Draft 2012: Where Will Jonathan Martin Land?

Stanford offensive tackle Jonathan Martin is a projected first round draft pick, but mock drafts currently disagree on which NFL team will pick him.

First, the Buffalo Bills could take him at No. 10 overall. The Bills' assistant GM Doug Whaley praised Martin for his intelligence, competitiveness and versatility last week.

The second most talked about destination is the Arizona Cardinals at No. 13 overall. The Cardinals allowed 54 sacks in 2011, but might not be interested in Martin as made evident by their re-signing of Levi Brown this off season.

FOX Sports draft analyst Taylor Jones believes Martin will be the best available offensive tackle left when the Cardinals pick at No. 13:

With Kalil certainly gone and Iowa tackle Riley Reiff likely off the board by the time the Cardinals pick, the best case scenario might be 6-foot-5 Stanford product Jonathan Martin. Jones has the Cardinals taking Martin in his most recent mock draft but wonders if the pick makes sense considering that the team re-signed left tackle Levi Brown, who showed improvement at the end of last season. (Via: FOX Sports Arizona)

There are currently three other offensive tackle prospects who might be picked in the first round: USC's Matt Kalil, Ohio State's Mike Adams and Iowa's Riley Reiff.

In SB Nation's Ryan Van Bieber's latest mock draft, he has Martin being picked at No. 26 by the Houston Texans. The only other offensive tackle being picked in Bieber's draft is Kalil at No. 3 to the Vikings.

Houston lost Eric Winston, by their own hand oddly enough. Martin gives them a capable replacement with his best years still in front of him. They hit on a solid left tackle with Duane Brown in 2008. Martin could be a similar value here.

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. has Martin going to the Detroit Lions at No. 23, while colleague Todd McShay has him going to the Cleveland Browns at No. 22.

Other teams beside Buffalo and Arizona currently looking to upgrade at offensive tackle are Minnesota at No. 3, Saint Louis at No. 6 and No. 11 Kansas City.

Jonathan Martin 2012 NFL Draft Profile (via sbnnfl)


For more on Martin and the Stanford Cardinal, head over to Rule of Tree.

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