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Thursday, March 6, 2014
McShay Mock 3.0 reax: Dolphins

By James Walker

The 2014 NFL combine is in the books. That means we are one step closer to the NFL draft.

ESPN NFL draft guru Todd McShay offered up his third mock draft on Thursday. The Miami Dolphins hold the No. 19 overall pick and have some well-defined needs.

Here are some thoughts on McShay’s projection for Miami:

No. 19: Zack Martin

Position/school: Offensive tackle, Notre Dame

Analysis: Martin has been the popular pick for Miami since January. He fits many of the things the Dolphins are looking for. Martin is versatile and capable of playing offensive tackle and guard. Martin also is an effort player who brings leadership, which is something the Dolphins desperately need on their offensive line. He fits both the player and character profile for Miami. A good plan for the Dolphins would be to sign a starting left tackle in free agency (Eugene Monroe? Branden Albert?) and draft a starting right tackle or guard in the first round. Martin could handle either position.