Mar 20, 2014; Notre Dame, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish former football player Zack Martin runs a drill during Notre Dame pro day at the Guglielmino Athletics Complex. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft rumors: Miami Dolphins could trade up for Zack Martin


There has been no secret about the fact that the Miami Dolphins are in need of help along their offensive line. Despite making some additions during free agency, there are still a number of holes along the team’s front line.

Because of that, the Dolphins will be looking for a versatile offensive lineman in the 2014 NFL Draft and there is no one better suited for more roles along the offense than Notre Dame’s Zack Martin.

However, it is increasingly unlikely that Martin will be available for the Dolphins when they are on the clock, so the team may need to trade up and that appears to be something that the franchise is willing to do.

From the Miami Herald:

As it currently stands, Hickey and the Dolphins will go on the clock some time in the 10 p.m. hour. The problem: the elite players will have been off the board by then, and much of the second tier will probably be gone, too.

That’s why there’s a growing belief in league circles that the Dolphins will package a deal and go get someone they truly like Thursday night. And that player is probably versatile Notre Dame lineman Zack Martin.

We will find out tomorrow night whether or not the team felt the need to pull the trigger or if they will sit back and wait.

If the team was to stay put, Morgan Moses and Cyrus Kouandjio could be intriguing options for the team.

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