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Martin's pro day: Better in pads than shorts

Most of the attention at the Stanford pro day workout on Thursday was focused on quarterback Andrew Luck.

Bills fans would be more interested in offensive tackle Jonathan Martin, a prospect who could fit Buffalo's needs in the first round of the draft. Martin has quick feet and did a good job protecting the blind side of Luck as starting left tackle the past three seasons. Martin is better on the field than he is in shorts. Martin's pro day workout was not overwhelming. Martin ran the 40-yard dash in relatively slow times of 5.33 and 5.43 seconds (the second was into the wind), reports Rob Rang of Martin lifted 225 pounds 20 times. He had a 30-inch vertical jump and a broad jump of 8 feet, 8 inches. The top tackle, Southern Cal's Matt Kalil, ran a 4.99 in the 40. Kalil did 30 bench-press reps. He had a 27-inch vertical jump. Martin's test numbers are similar to those put up by Michael Oher, who Baltimore drafted in the first round in 2009.

Martin has ideal size (6-5, 307), quick feet and played at a high level in college. Martin said he has upcoming visits scheduled to the Bills, Vikings and Browns in the coming weeks, the San Jose Mercury News reported.

---Mark Gaughan


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