Scouting Report: Zack Martin

Thomas Frank Carr

ESPN Radio 1450 Draft Analyst

Zack Martin  

OT r-Sr. Notre Dame


Height: 6’4”                                Weight: 308                          Arm length: 32 7/8”                  40 yard Dash: DNP

Broad Jump: 106 in                  Bench: 29 reps                    Vertical jump: 28 in            20 yard Shuttle: 4.59         

 


Strengths

·         Fluid athlete with good hips and quick feet

·         Plays with good technique

·         Good kick slide, can mirror defenders

·         Pass protects with balance, delivers a punch

·         Very polished four year starter

·         Sinks hips and doesn’t bend at the waist

·         Smart player who can pick up blitzes and stunts

·          Can mirror defender and doesn’t let punch into his chest

·         Locks out defender to anchor

Weaknesses

·         Short arms and lacks elite size

·         Not athletic enough to play outside

·         Limited ceiling  

·         Won’t dominate in the run game, not a mauler

·         Can be beaten by bull-rush

 

Analysis:

Martin is an incredibly polished lineman with limited physical upside. He plays with good discipline, technique and fundamentals. He mirrors well in pass protection, has very good hand placement, and uses proper footwork when run blocking. His lack of arm length, body length and overall speed  and power limit his ceiling. Most scouts have Martin ear marked for move inside to guard. His body, type and playing style, along with his playing history are reminiscent of Tennessee Titans guard Andy Levirtre. Martin has the skills to be a very good guard at the next level and can serve as a swing tackle in reserve situations.