When the Miami Dolphins made Stanford left tackle Jonathan Martin a second-round pick in 2012, some saw Martin as the eventual replacement for 2008 first-overall selection Jake Long. The Dolphins denied it. And now only one year later Martin is the replacement for Long.
The Dolphins could soon be wishing they’d kept Long.
Martin’s performance to date in his first training camp on the left side is causing a bit of a panic in South Florida. Joe Rose of WQAM brought it up today during our weekly Friday morning visit, and Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald points out that Olivier Vernon beat Martin three times for sacks on Thursday, a day after rookie Dion Jordan beat Martin twice for sacks.
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