In the second part of the series I look at James Marten. Although he received less attention and fewer accolades than Josh Beekman, Marten may be the more appealing draftee.
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Overview: Marten is another versatile lineman having played at Guard and Tackle during his BC career. Has the right frame to play tackle at the NFL level. Moves well. Occasionally has trouble with speed rushers on the edge. Very few mental lapses. Good but not great strength.
My take: Considering he moved to the most difficult position on the line as a Senior, Marten put together a nice season. I think he’ll be a solid NFL tackle, most likely on the right side. I just don’t know if he has the balance or quickness to play Left Tackle. I expect Beekman to have the better career, but there is no reason Marten should fall past the third round. Expect him to be a contributing addition to any team that drafts him.
Quick links: Offensive linemen: A closer look and 7 points with James Marten