Stanford junior offensive tackle Jonathan Martin said he will enter the 2012 NFL Draft.
"I have decided to forgo my final year of eligibility and enter the NFL draft," Martin tweeted. "Thank you to everyone who has loved and supported me."
Martin is the No. 3-rated offensive tackle eligible for April’s draft, according to NFLDraftScout.com, behind only fellow juniors Matt Kalil from Southern California and Iowa’s Riley Reiff. Kalil has already said he’s entering the draft.
Martin is the No. 13-ranked overall prospect by NFLDraftScout.com, and 12<sup>th</sup> on Rob Rang’s Big Board. At 6-feet-6 and 305 pounds, Martin is known for his athleticism and considered a good fit for a zone-blocking scheme.
He was quarterback Andrew Luck’s blind-side protector and has the skills to remain on the left side in the NFL.
Luck and guard David DeCastro announced before the Fiesta Bowl that they intend to leave the Cardinal a year early for the NFL as well.