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2012 NFL Draft: Jonathan Martin Selected By Miami Dolphins With 42nd Pick

With the 42nd pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins decided to go with Jonathan Martin, the left tackle that protected Andrew Luck's blind side the past several seasons at Stanford.

Martin helped anchor Stanford's top-notch offensive line in their passing game, as the Cardinal only allowed 24 sacks in the past three seasons. Martin's ability to seal the edge and block on the exterior also helped the Cardinal run offense become one of the best in the nation. Tackle will probably be his position in the NFL, although it's unclear which side he'd be best suited to play in the pros. He might have the athleticism to play left tackle and the power to play on the right side.

Martin was the second Cardinal linemen drafted, joining offensive guard David DeCastro. Luck might have been a great quarterback, but he received a lot of help up front from his protection as well.

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