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James Marten OT 6'8 315 Boston College 5.08

By: Robert Davis

Marten played in every game as a freshman, but made only one start on the year, at right tackle. He spent his sophomore year as the starter at left guard, then moved to left tackle as a junior and senior. Marten earned All ACC 2nd team honors as a senior.

Being a BC lineman, you know Marten has the toughness and intangibles on his size. He has a non stop motor and never backs down from an opponent. He also knows how to open holes in the running game, and finish off blocks. He has the ideal tackle frame, very long and lean, with room to add more bulk. Marten has also shown a great deal of versatility, playing both tackle spots and starting at guard during his college career.

Marten may only project to right tackle at the next level. He is too long and lean to play inside at guard. He cannot get any leverage on guards that are four or five inches shorter. As a tackle, he lacks the ideal athleticism to play on the left side. On the right side, hes going to have to get stronger to remain a factor as a run blocker.

Boston College has an excellent tradition of producing offensive lineman, and Marten is just another one added to the list. He is not a premier prospect, but he has the ability to play at the next level.


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