Last year Jonathan Martin came in with such high expectations to fortify the right side of the Dolphins belaguered offensive line. By replacing the swinging door, in Marc Columbo, Martin was drafted in the second round to protect the number one draft pick Ryan Tannehill.
However, just as Martin was getting comfortable in his new role as a right tackle, Pro Bowl tackle Jake long went down in a heap and missed the final four games of the season. In came Jonathan Martin to the rescue at left tackle, his natural position. Except there was one problem, Martin was not prepared to handle the pressures of switching back to his natural position and did not have enough practice reps facing power rushers.
For instance, after switching to the right side and appearing to have two left feet, Martin settled in. In fact, Martin played the position well enough to keep would be line backers and defensive linemen off his quarterback. Despite the switch, Martin appeared to move well and got stronger as the season progressed.no comments