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Second-rounder Martin signs with Dolphins

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The Dolphins and offensive tackle Jonathan Martin finalized a four-year contract expected to be worth $4.9875 million.

Martin was a second-round pick in April. The junior was an All-American at Stanford at left tackle but is competing at right tackle with Lydon Murtha. He has never played right tackle but is considered a polished athlete capable of making the change.

It'd be surprising if he struggled to acclimate to the NFL playbook, considering Martin picked Stanford over Harvard, the alma mater of his parents, grandparents and one of his great grandparents.

There were teams that rated Martin as a first-round pick. However, others believed he didn't show the toughness or consistent strength to be drafted in the top 32 picks.

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