The Dolphins clearly were going to add an offensive tackle if you read the between the lines every time coach Joe Philbin pressed the importance of adding help up front.
Today, the Dolphins made Stanford left tackle Jonathan Martin their second round pick. Martin will change positions to play in Miami.
"I haven't played right tackle but I feel I can play right tackle," Martin said.
"It's a dream come true. It's an amazing city, amazing fan base, amazing history. I can't wait to get down there and work."
Martin said he talked to the Dolphins at the Indianapolis combine but didn't have much contact with the team beyond that.
The Cardinal used zone and power blocking techniques up front so Martin can do both. "I feel comfortable with it," he said.
Martin initially was thinking of playing for Harvard when he was told by that school's admission office that his he would have been the university's first fourth-generation African American student. Martin's parents went to Harvard. His grandparents did. One of his great grand parents did.
General manager Jeff Ireland dismissed the idea that Martin is not extremely strong. Martin had only 20 reps on the bench press during the combine. Ireland said part of the reason is because he has exceedingly long arms for his position.