National Football Post’s latest mock draft has Lions selecting T Jonathan Martin

Posted by ttwentyman on March 7, 2012 – 1:05 pm

Wes Bunting, the National Football Post‘s director of college scouting, released his latest NFL mock draft and has the Lions selecting Stanford offensive tackle Jonathan Martin.

“Getting a potential franchise left tackle at 23 has to be a thrill for the Lions,” Bunting wrote. “Martin is an athletic pass blocker who needs to get stronger, but has the talent to hold his own in space vs. the pass game.”

Martin, along with Georgia’s Cordy Glenn  and Ohio State’s Mike Adams, are in that second-tier tackle group behind USC’s Matt Kalil and Iowa’s Riley Reiff.

The Lions are likely to re-sign left tackle Jeff Backus, 34, who will be an unrestricted free agent March 13. The team is also excited about seeing a healthy Jason Fox, the team’s fourth-round pick in 2010. But adding a player like Martin will give the team options and competition, which is never a bad thing to have.

Here is a link to Bunting’s full mock draft.

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9 Responses to “National Football Post’s latest mock draft has Lions selecting T Jonathan Martin”

  1. By Todd on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    i think martin will be long gone by the time detroit picks. if they do decide to take an offensive lineman, i’d rather see them take Cordy Glenn from georgia. he has always been a guard before last year when he moved to left tackle, althought he started out kinda shaky he did more than hold his own. all this make him very versitile, and no matter where he ends up on detroits o-line he will be a huge upgrade.

  2. By redwing1 on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    I agree Todd. In fact, I like Glenn over Mike Adams also. OT first rd, CB 2nd rd

  3. By juice5114 on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    agreed we could easily upgrade with Glenn he could replace our penalty machines on the right side or maybe even replace backus who knows but he could come in and play right now and we wouldnt be any worse i think as long as he can read the snap count and not grab jersey all day

  4. By Tony on Mar 7, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with todd aswell Glenn would be a huge improvement on the o-line and he does’nt have the shaky past that adams does. He is a versatile player who would line up great opposite backus and can learn a lot from him. When backus leaves or retires he is capable of shifting sides if needed and all the while creating good run holes and great pass blocking without the flags.

  5. By Tim on Mar 8, 2012 | Reply

    The Lions have never spent money on real talent on the O line nor at CB we really do have an owner that does this for more money i Love the Lions not a band wagon jumper but we need to give Mayhew a check book he knows how to spend money the Calvin deal should be finished and we need to look at a Big Number 2 WR in the draft we have slot guys teams know this and they have shut us down stafford will get killed with a Lt that we have let bacus ride on he never was a good starter he to me is a backup we see only what they want us to see i am praying the same ol Lions talk don’t start but the Fords has a way to fill the seats and drop us off into no hope land i will trade Averil i love his motor but can’t stop the run sit back and watch the Lions down for down the best back field i have seen was blades and mark carrier

  6. By OneTyme on Mar 8, 2012 | Reply

    I agree…Cordy Glenn would be my choice if we don’t have the chance to jump up and grab Reiff or Kalil (which I def think we should do). Glenn would go well on our line and could connect with Stafford seeing as how both are from Georgia.

  7. By MrBaldwin81 on Mar 10, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Lions Fans, just wanted to throw this out there and maybe the Lions managment may read this.I have looked on several Mock Drafts and most of them have Trent Richardson going 10th overall and beyond, and some have him going earlier,But If he is still sitting there at 10th the Lions should try to trade some draft picks and/or possible some players to get him. He would definitly change the running game, making our offence more potent than it already is.. And our other picks should be used for the defence ( Cb’s/linebackers) and possible the Offence of line..This is just a thought, would be great though :)

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  9. By Detroit Lions #1 on May 30, 2012 | Reply

    I’m glad to have Reiff rather than Martin.

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