Martin was once considered the second best tackle in the draft behind USC's Matt Kalil, but questions about his strength have dropped him on most expert's draft boards. He is 6-foot-5 and 312 pounds, but completed just 20 repetitions of the 225-pound bench press at Stanford's Pro Day.
Here's what Van Bibber had to say about the pick:
The Lions need youth and depth on the outside. Pundits are divided on Martin, who once was considered the second-best tackle in the draft. In Detroit, he can work behind Jeff Backus for a year or take over when Gosder Cherilus becomes more than they can handle.
Martin did a fantastic job protecting Andrew Luck's blindside at Stanford the past two seasons, earning First Team All-Pac 10/12 honors is 2010 and 2011.