2012 NFL Mock Draft: Arizona Selects Jonathon Martin (OT, Stanford) at No. 5
With the Cardinals expected to draft quarterback Blaine Gabbert in the 2011 draft, it only makes sense to have them drafting an offensive tackle to protect him the 2012 draft.
Jonathon Martin has one of the most important jobs in college football: protecting Andrew Luck’s blindside. He did an excellent job of it last year, leading a line that only allowed five sacks.
The Cardinals offensive line has been shaky for the past few years. It is one of the main reasons quarterbacks have struggled in the desert since the departure of Kurt Warner.
Gabbert probably wont be any more successful than the others unless Arizona can learn to protect their passers.
With new pieces from the 2011 draft, the Cardinals are not too far away from being a solid team again. One more solid offensive lineman like Martin could be enough to put them atop the lowly NFC West.
|1.Carolina: DE Quinton Coples (North Carolina)||2. Denver: QB Andrew Luck (Stanford) ||3. Buffalo: QB Matt Barkley (USC) ||4. Cincinnati: OT Matt Kahil (USC)|
|5. Arizona: OT Jonathon Martin (Stanford) ||6. Cleveland: LB Vontaze Burfict (Arizona State) ||7. San Francisco: DT Jerel Worthy (Michigan State) ||8. Tennessee: DE Brandon Jenkins (Florida State) |
|9. Dallas: S Mark Barron (Alabama) ||10. Washington: WR Justin Blackmon (Oklahoma State) ||11. Houston: CB Janoris Jenkins (Florida) ||12. Minnesota WR Ryan Broyles (Oklahoma)|
|13. Detroit: LB Courtney Upshaw (Alabama) ||14. St. Louis: RB Knile Davis (Arkansas) ||15. Miami: RB LaMichael James (Oregon) ||16. Jacksonville: CB Cliff Harris (Oregon) |
|17. Oakland: CB Alfonzo Dennard (Nebraska) ||18. San Diego: OT Matt Reynolds (BYU) ||19. New York Giants: OT Nate Potter (Boise State) ||20. Tampa Bay: LB Manti Te’o (Notre Dame)|
|21. Kansas City: LB Travis Lewis (Oklahoma) ||22. Indianapolis: QB Landry Jones (Oklahoma) ||23. Philadelphia: DT Jared Crick (Nebraska) ||24.New Orleans: DE Bruce Irvin (West Virginia) |
|25.Seattle: WR Alshon Jeffery (South Carolina) ||26. Baltimore: CB Dre Kirkpatrick (Alabama) ||27. Atlanta: LB Sean Spence (Miami) ||28. New England: OT Mike Adams (Ohio State)|
|29. Chicago: WR Michael Floyd (Notre Dame) ||30. New York Jets: DE Vince Browne (Northwestern) ||31. Pittsburgh: OT Kelechi Osemele (Iowa State) ||32. Green Bay: RB Chris Polk (Washington)|
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