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.
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