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Phinfever Owner:
Dave
"Big Dave"
Blake

Zach Martin

OT
Notre Dame
Senior
6 '4"
308 lbs
40 @ 5.20

Dennis Hickey made the obvious choice of grabbing free agent Brandon Albert to shore up Miami's left side of their offensive line. Good for him. He also added Shelley Smith at guard. With Mike Pouncey at center, that leaves a guard and a tackle to add to our OL. Don't be mesmerized by our other needs. The Dolphins will draft the best offensive lineman available to them and it will not be Taylor Lewan ... no matter how far he falls. Hickey really likes talented players with good character and Zach Martin fits the bill at pick #19.

Mar 21

Phinfever Draft Guru:
Tony Simmons

CJ Mosely

ILB
Alabama
Senior
6 '2"
232 lbs
40 @ 4.68

Miami is certainly interested in adding an ILB, as there is talk of moving Koa Misi to ILB so Darnelle Ellerbe can be moved outside. Miami also had serious interest in D'Qwell Jackson, who ultimately signed with the Colts. Eric Ebron, the TE for UNC could be a consideration if he drops to Miami, but I don't think that will be the case.

 

Mar 21

         

Bleacher
Report

Zach Martin

OT
Notre Dame
Senior
6 '4"
308 lbs
40 @ 5.20

I'm not a huge fan of the idea that Zack Martin can play left tackle in the NFL, but that's already taken care of on the Miami Dolphins, thanks to the signing of Branden Albert. So, Martin is brought in to man either the left guard or right tackle positions—both big needs for the Dolphins as well.

Mar 18

CBS
Sportsline
Rob
Rang

Zach Martin

OT
Notre Dame
Senior
6 '4"
308 lbs
40 @ 5.20

It remains to be seen how the Jonathan Martin-Richie Incognito mess works itself out but for now it appears likely that the Dolphins will have to replace at least one member of the left side of their offensive line, if not both positions. Zack Martin, unrelated to Jonathan Martin by genetics or style of play, is a coach's dream. While perhaps lacking the body type scouts prefer at tackle, Martin slides well laterally and controls opponents with fierce hand usage.

Feb 11

Draft
Ace

Allen Robinson

WR
Penn St
Junior
6 '3"
210 lbs
40 @ 4.55

The Dolphins are lacking a possession receiver to line up on the outside, something which Ryan Tannehill desperately needs to take his game to the next level. This may be a bit early for Robinson based on most boards, but his skill set perfectly fits what the Dolphins need. If Eric Ebron were to fall, he would also be an obvious choice here.

Feb 9

Draft
Insiders
Digest

CJ Mosely

ILB
Alabama
Senior
6 '2"
232 lbs
40 @ 4.68

(No comment given)

Mar 19

Draft
Daddy
Matt Bitonti

Eric Ebron

TE
UNC
Junior
6 '4"
245 lbs
40 @ 4.65

While Charles Clay has been a productive receiving tight end, the Dolphins could use more at the position.

Mar 16

Draft
Daddy
Darryl L

Morgan Moses

OT
Virginia
Senior
6 '6"
235 lbs
40 @ 5.30

As you may have heard, the Dolphins quietly went through some in-season re-shuffling of their offensive line last season. Losing two starters on the OL propels this into a giant need pick, and Moses might be the best of what's left at the OT position. Moses has drawn comparisons to former Chargers steal Marcus McNeil.

Round 2: DE Scott Crichton, Oregon State

Mar 3

Draft
Daddy
Glenn
Bernardi

Zach Martin

OT
Notre Dame
Senior
6 '4"
308 lbs
40 @ 5.20

Their O-line is in complete shambles and they will not be able to function on offense if they don't fix it. Some people are projecting him to OG, but he's shown GM's and Scouts, first at the Senior Bowl then at the combines, that he can stay put at left-tackle and do just fine.

Mar 2

Draft
King

Zach Martin

OT
Notre Dame
Senior
6 '4"
308 lbs
40 @ 5.20

After the Incognito/Martin fiasco, targeting an offensive lineman here makes a great deal of sense for Miami. I'm not as bullish on Martin as some are, but his stock is on the rise and him going in a top 20 slot is entirely possible.

Mar 9

Draft
Season
Lupagus

Zach Martin

OT
Notre Dame
Senior
6 '4"
308 lbs
40 @ 5.20

The Dolphins replace one Martin with another. They added Branden Albert in free agency and now solidify their line with this pick. Martin is versatile but will likely lock down the right side for Ryan Tannehill.

Mar 19

Draft
Season
Onebar

Zach Martin

OT
Notre Dame
Senior
6 '4"
308 lbs
40 @ 5.20

The Dolphins offensive line will be taking on major changes this offseason. Martin has the ability to play multiple spots which is exactly what the Fins need, depth and versatility.

Mar 4

Draft
Season
Will Lomas

Zach Martin

OT
Notre Dame
Senior
6 '4"
308 lbs
40 @ 5.20

The Dolphins need an offensive tackle in the worst way, and even if they land one in free agency it will still be on the top of their list. Martin is a bit of a reach, but he has NFL starter written all over him and he looks like the clear number four tackle in this draft after Cyrus Kouandjio’s bad combine.

Feb 25

Eric Ebron

TE
UNC
Junior
6 '4"
245 lbs
40 @ 4.65

(No comment given).

Mar 21

ESPN
Mel
Kiper

Zach Martin

OT
Notre Dame
Senior
6 '4"
308 lbs
40 @ 5.20

The Dolphins have added Branden Albert in free agency, but they could draft offensive linemen for another couple of rounds here and draw no objections from me. I like Martin in this slot given his versatility and play-right-away skill set. He can start on the right side, put in time on the left as needed, and could help at guard as needed. And again: The Dolphins need help up front.

Mar 13

ESPN
Todd
McShay

Zach Martin

OT
Notre Dame
Senior
6 '4"
308 lbs
40 @ 5.20

Offensive line was a serious problem area for the Dolphins last season, both on and off the field. They simply have to find a way to better protect QB Ryan Tannehill next season, after he was sacked a team-record 58 times, and Martin could provide immediate help -- especially in the running game, which is another issue for them. Martin has great experience and good technique, and he is a strong, tough player. His lack of ideal length limits his upside a bit, but I think he'll either develop into a solid NFL tackle or a top-level guard.

Mar 6

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Eric Ebron

TE
UNC
Junior
6 '4"
245 lbs
40 @ 4.65

Could also go with Xavier Su'a-Filo, OL , UCLA

Mar 21

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De Lima

Zach Martin

OT
Notre Dame
Senior
6 '4"
308 lbs
40 @ 5.20

Miami's offensive line needs help across the board. Martin could end up at guard, but he will get a shot at tackle too. Don't be surprised if Miami trades down just to add more picks, which they desperately need to fill their offensive line holes.

Mar 11

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Dimon

Cyrus Kouandijo

OT
Alabama
Junior
6 '6"
310 lbs
40 @ 5.10

Kouandijo was a big part of another awesome offensive line at Alabama. He is inconsistent at times, but he is a raw talent who has the potential to develop into one of the best left tackles in football.

Mar 3

FF Toolbox:
Warner

Louis Nix

DT
Notre Dame
Junior
6 '3"
340 lbs
40 @ 5.20

Both Randy Starks and Paul Soliai are free agents. Jared Odrick can fill in as a starter but Miami will likely need to add interior D-Line help this offseason.

Mar 20

Football
Fan
Spot

Zach Martin

OT
Notre Dame
Senior
6 '4"
308 lbs
40 @ 5.20

The Dolphins have serious issues on the offensive line, in more ways than one. It’s unlikely either Jonathan Martin or Richie Incognito ever plays football for the Dolphins again. Tyson Clabo and Bryant McKinnie have been the starters at offensive tackle in Martin’s absence, but they will be 35 and 33 respectively this off-season and both will be free agents. They desperately need offensive tackle help and will take one early in the draft if it makes sense, which it does here. Martin can also play guard, another need position, if need be. I think he’s this draft class’ Justin Pugh. In this scenario, he goes in the exact slot Pugh went last season.

Feb 4

Great
Blue
North
Draft
Report

Zach Martin

OT
Notre Dame
Senior
6 '4"
308 lbs
40 @ 5.20

(No comment given).

Mar 4

Heard's
Football Report

Zach Martin

OT
Notre Dame
Senior
6 '4"
308 lbs
40 @ 5.20

(No comment given).

Mar 2

KFFL:
Bonini

Taylor Lewan

OT
Michigan
Senior
6 '8"
315 lbs
40 @ 5.20

Miami's OL is in serious need of some talent ... back to the Michigan OT well again? I'm failing to see why not. The best player at his position, which happens to be one of need.

Mar 4

Ourlads

Tim
Jernigan

DT
Florida St
Junior
6 '2"
292 lbs
40 @ 5.00

One of the top offensive linemen will be drafted here if they fall to the Dolphins. Timmy Jernigan is an inside running lane road block. Top level inside instincts and agility. Good lateral quickness and hand use to stack and shed head-on running plays. Plays low and with leverage to hold his ground. A one-gap disruptive penetrator.

NEEDS: OT,OG,RB,DT,CB SELECTIONS: 7 1/19, 2/50, 3/81, 4, 5, 6, 7

Mar 10

National
Football
Post

Zach Martin

OT
Notre Dame
Senior
6 '4"
308 lbs
40 @ 5.20

(No comment given).

Feb 28

NFL.COM
Bucky
Brooks

Louis Nix

DT
Notre Dame
Junior
6 '3"
340 lbs
40 @ 5.20

The Dolphins elected not to place the franchise tag on NT Paul Soliai, leaving a huge void in the middle of the defense. Nix is a disruptive force at the point of attack.

Mar 4

NFL.COM
Chase
Goodbread

Zach Martin

OT
Notre Dame
Senior
6 '4"
308 lbs
40 @ 5.20

Most versatility among this year's O-line prospects.

Mar 13

NFL.COM
Charles
Davis

Zach Martin

OT
Notre Dame
Senior
6 '4"
308 lbs
40 @ 5.20

Dolphins hold their breath that Baltimore doesn't take the durable technician out of South Bend.

Mar 18

NFL.COM
Daniel
Jeremiah

Zach Martin

OT
Notre Dame
Senior
6 '4"
308 lbs
40 @ 5.20

Miami moved quickly to sign Branden Albert, but there is still plenty of work to be done to rebuild this offensive line.

Mar 20

NFL
Draft
101

Zach Martin

OT
Notre Dame
Senior
6 '4"
308 lbs
40 @ 5.20

Martin helped his stock more than maybe anyone at the Senior Bowl. The Dolphins lost two starting linemen to the Incognito-Martin saga so they could pluck a few offensive line prospects in May. Martin will project inside for some teams but that works for the Fins who can use help all over the line.

Mar 10

NFL
Draft
Countdown

Zach Martin

OT
Notre Dame
Senior
6 '4"
308 lbs
40 @ 5.20

Last offseason the Dolphins had an enormous hole at offensive tackle after losing Jake Long as a free agent. Miami could have traded for Branden Albert or drafted Lane Johnson but they instead chose to move Jonathan Martin to the blindside, where he struggled mightily as a rookie, and sign Tyson Clabo, who was well into his thirties and had just been released by the Falcons. Miami also selected tackle / guard ‘tweener Dallas Thomas in the third round. That plan blew up in their faces with Martin continuing to look overmatched before leaving the team amidst an embarrassing bullying scandal, Clabo resembling something akin to a revolving door and Thomas unable to crack the starting lineup inside or outside. Not only did the Phins completely fail to fix a significant problem despite ample resources and options but they actually made matters worse. Zack Martin | Notre Dame Fighting Irish Notre Dame OT Zack Martin isn’t an incredible physical specimen or particularly dominant but he’s a smart, technically sound, battle-tested, four-year starter with the ability to play left or right tackle or even guard at the next level. At one point Martin was considered to be more of a fringe first rounder but after a standout performance at the Senior Bowl it's unlikely he escapes the Top 20. Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio will be a possibility too if cleared medically. The o-line is such a glaring need is it even worth mentioning other alternatives?

Mar 9

NFL
Draft
Geek

Zach Martin

OT
Notre Dame
Senior
6 '4"
308 lbs
40 @ 5.20

Lost in the disgusting filth which is the Ted Wells Report is the fact that the Dolphins could potentially be losing four of their starting five offensive lineman from last year. Incognito is obviously done and the chances of Jonathan Martin returning to the disaster area are slim to none. Now with starting guard John Jerry and Mike Pouncey also implicated, the offensive line is in complete shambles. Zack Martin wouldn't fix everything, but he'd an excellent cornerstone as the Dolphins attempt to rebuild their protective wall for Ryan Tanehill. Zack Martin is a versatile offensive lineman who excels in both pass protection and run blocking and would prove to be an immediate plug-and-play starter at either guard or tackle.

Mar 3

900
Football
Links

Morgan Moses

OT
Virginia
Senior
6 '6"
235 lbs
40 @ 5.30

For Miami in round one it will not be best player available; it will be best offensive lineman available. Right now the best could be the guard Yankey. But do they want another Stanford offensive lineman. I say no. Too many opportunities for the press to kick up the dirt. So welcome Morgan Moses to Miami. He will immediately be inserted at right tackle.

Mar 15

Xavier Su'a-Filo

OG
UCLA
Junior
6 '3"
304 lbs
40 @ 5.20

The Dolphins wisely added left tackle Branden Albert in free agency, but that's just one of several offensive line pieces that needs to be added. This pick is too early for one of the many right tackles in this year's draft. It is, however, a good spot for Su'a-Filo, the draft's top guard. Put him next to Albert and suddenly the Dolphins are set on one side.

Other options: G Gabe Jackson, OT Cyrus Kouandjio, DT Louix Nix

Mar 17

Sports
Illustrated
Don Banks

Zach Martin

OT
Notre Dame
Senior
6 '4"
308 lbs
40 @ 5.20

About nine out of every 10 mocks have locked in on Martin to the Dolphins at No. 19 for months now, and there's little reason to not go along with the crowd in this case. After targeting ex-Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert as its top priority in free agency, Miami still needs pieces for its rebuilt offensive line. Martin is versatile enough to play both right tackle or guard in the NFL, and that makes him an especially good fit for what the Dolphins face this season. Besides, this pick saves Miami a little money, with it already having offensive linemen-sized jerseys with the name Martin on the back of them.

Mar 18

The
Sports
Bank

Zach Martin

OT
Notre Dame
Senior
6 '4"
308 lbs
40 @ 5.20

Martin had a great Senior Bowl and will probably end up going to either Miami or Arizona, somewhere in the first round. I’m guessing Miami as they need big bodies to help protect QB Ryan Tannehill. And of course appease his wife, model Lauren Tannehill. The big three tackle prospects: Greg Robinson of Auburn, Jake Matthews of Texas A&M and Taylor Lewan ofMichigan will all be long gone by the time the Dolphins are on the clock.

“Zack Martin to me would be the guy because you could play him at left tackle, at right tackler, you can could put him at guard, he started 50 plus games, he’s durable,” ESPN NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. said on media conference call a couple days ago.

Mar 15

Walters
Footbal
Matt McGuire

Zach Martin

OT
Notre Dame
Senior
6 '4"
308 lbs
40 @ 5.20

Zack Martin had an outstanding Senior Bowl, and there's talk that despite his short arms, he could be used at left tackle. Worst-case scenario, he's a stud guard or a right tackle. Miami needs help at both positions in the wake of the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin incident.

Also, here's something to keep in mind: As Charlie Campbell noted on our NFL Draft Rumors page, "Dennis Hickey has a huge inclination to go for high-character players. If a player is perceived to be a thug, gang-banger or have a drug issue, that could knock them off Miami's board. I could see Zack Martin being a fit."

Mar 19

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