Written by Joe Marino, Senior NFL Draft Analyst on May 23, 2015
We have seen many players attempt to fill big shoes and ultimately never even come close to measuring up. Prior to Ronnie Stanley taking over as Notre Dame’s starting left tackle at the start of the 2014 season, Zack Martin started every game at that spot since October 16, 2010. Martin started a school record 51 consecutive games and played at an extremely high level. After being voted as the Notre Dame Offensive Lineman of the Year for 3 consecutive seasons, Martin was a 1st round pick of the Dallas Cowboys. He went on to start all 16 games and was a First-Team All-Pro and Pro Bowl selection as a rookie.
After starting 13 games as Notre Dame’s right tackle in 2013, Stanley kicked over to the left side and started all 13 games in 2014. He replaced Martin admirably and was named the Notre Dame Offensive Lineman (read more…)