Posts Tagged ‘Zack Martin’

2014 NFL Draft Close-Up: Notre Dame Offensive Tackle Zack Martin

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Zack Martin was a mainstay on the Notre Dame offensive line. And while his future position is uncertain, there’s reason to believe the 52-game starter will fulfill similar purpose in the NFL. (USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Editor: Oliver Thomas

In the coming weeks and months leading up to the 2014 NFL draft, NEPatriotsDraft.com will profile college prospects that potentially fit the needs and draft seating of the New England Patriots. In this fourth installment, we will take a closer look at the film behind Notre Dame offensive tackle Zack Martin.

A mainstay.

That’s what Zack Martin became for the Notre Dame football program, shortly after enrolling as a 6’4”, 280-pound Under Armour All-American in 2009. The Indianapolis native did not play a down as a freshman that fall, but he played nearly every down over the next four.

Martin was one of 11 Notre Dame players to start all 13 contests in 2010, notching 11 at left tackle and two at right tackle to tally 831 snaps. In culmination of his efforts, Martin was named Guardian of the Year, bestowed upon the Fighting Irish’s top offensive lineman.

He picked up where he left off in 2011. Martin started all 13 games while Notre Dame’s front conceded just 17 sacks and amassed 4.8 yards per carry. He garnered top-lineman recognition for the second-straight season in result.

Martin made it three-straight as a redshirt junior in 2012. The developed, 6’4”, 305-pound blocker earned second-team All-American acknowledgement from the Walter Camp Football Association, as Notre Dame finished the regular season 12-0 that December. And he earned his 13th start of the season a month later.

No. 70 was there when Alabama conquered Notre Dame, 42-14, in the BCS title game that January.

No. 70 was there after.

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2014 Senior Bowl Wrap-Up: Mock Draft, Rankings, All-Senior Bowl Team

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Notre Dame OT Zack Martin ends Senior Bowl week as the Top Prospect.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

At the beginning of the week I put together my list of the top 32 Senior Bowl prospects of 2014, now that the game is officially behind us it’s time to re-evaluate the list and see whose risen or fallen. Also, included in this post are my picks for the 2014 All-Senior Bowl teams and a few other notes as we put this part of the draft process behind us. Now it’s on to the combine.

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2014 Patriots Mock Draft: Senior Bowl Edition

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
Zack Martin Patriots NFL Draft

Zack Martin gives the Patriots options along their offensive line. Can the Patriots still add some offensive weapons?

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

As the sun sets on the 2014 Senior Bowl — make sure you check out all of Mike Loyko’s notes on Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 — it is time for another New England Patriots Mock Draft.

Here is one version of what Bill Belichick and company might do this May in the 2014 NFL Draft.

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